Apostolic See

Apostolic See

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

Origin:
1585–95

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Apostolic See
 
n
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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