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n. Roman Catholic Church
1. The see of the bishop of Rome.
2. The authority, jurisdiction, and governmental functions associated with the papacy.
1. (Roman Catholic Church) the see of the pope as bishop of Rome and head of the Church
2. (Roman Catholic Church) the Roman curia
the see of the pope.
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|Noun||1.||Holy See - the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929|
capital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Rome, Roma - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
Santa SedeSede Apostolica