Holy See

Holy See

noun
1.
Roman Catholic Church. the see of Rome; the office or jurisdiction of the pope.
2.
the papal court.

Origin:
1755–65

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Holy See
 
n
1.  the see of the pope as bishop of Rome and head of the Church
2.  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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