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HOLY SEE

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HOLY SEE (noun)
  The noun HOLY SEE has 1 sense:

1. the 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

  Familiarity information: HOLY SEE used as a noun is very rare.


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HOLY SEE (noun)


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Meaning:

The 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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Holy See; State of the Vatican City; The Holy See

Instance hypernyms:

see (the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located)

European country; European nation (countries occupying the European continent)

Meronyms (parts of "Holy See"):

Citta del Vaticano; Vatican City (the capital of the State of the Vatican City)

Holonyms ("Holy See" is a part of...):

capital of Italy; Eternal City; Italian capital; Roma; Rome (capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire)


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