HyperDic: the_holy_see

English > 1 sense of the expression The Holy See:
NOUNlocationThe Holy See, Holy See, State of the Vatican Citythe smallest sovereign state in the world
English > The Holy See: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningThe smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929.
SynonymsHoly See, State of the Vatican City
Instance ofEuropean country, European nationAny one of the countries occupying the European continent
seeThe seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
Part ofRome, Roma, Eternal City, Italian capital, capital of ItalyCapital and largest city of Italy
PartsVatican City, Citta del VaticanoThe capital of the State of the Vatican City
Spanishsanta sede, Santa Sede

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