Roman Catholic Church. the see of Rome; the office or jurisdiction of the pope.
the papal court.
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Origin of Holy See
First recorded in 1755–65
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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Culture definitions for holy see
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