- the Church of Rome, traditionally founded by St. Peter.
- Also called Apostolic Church. a church founded by an apostle.
Origin of Apostolic See
First recorded in 1585–95
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- RC Church the see of the pope regarded as the successor to Saint Peter
- (often not capitals) a see established by one of the Apostles
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