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Holy See

Roman Catholic Church. the see of Rome; the office or jurisdiction of the pope.
the papal court.
Origin of Holy See
First recorded in 1755-65 Unabridged
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Holy See

noun (RC Church)
the see of the pope as bishop of Rome and head of the Church
the Roman curia
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Holy See definition

In the Roman Catholic Church, the official name for the jurisdiction of the pope (the word see is from the Latin for “seat”).

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