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Apostolic See

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noun
  1. the Church of Rome, traditionally founded by St. Peter.
  2. Also called Apostolic Church. a church founded by an apostle.

Origin of Apostolic See

First recorded in 1585–95
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Apostolic See

noun
  1. RC Church the see of the pope regarded as the successor to Saint Peter
  2. (often not capitals) a see established by one of the Apostles
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