The highest authority of the Catholic Church that is exercised by the Pope or Supreme Pontiff as the representative of Jesus Christ on earth. A See refers to a diocese; the Holy See refers to the diocese of Rome.
Collective name for the pope and his kingdom See Pontiff, Pope
Refers to the pope, who occupies the chair or seat of Peter as bishop of Rome, and to the various officials and bodies of the Church's central administration - the Roman Curia - which act in the name and by authority of the pope.
1. The see of the bishop of Rome. 2. The authority, jurisdiction, and governmental functions associated with the pope.
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
the diocese of the Bishop of Rome; commonly used to denote the authority and jurisdiction of the papacy
The Diocese of Rome (see=diocese)
the seat of final authority for the entire Roman Catholic Church located in Rome and positioned under the headship of the pope.
I) The diocese of the pope, Rome. 2) The pope himself or the various officials and bodies of the Church's central administration--the Roman Curia--which act in the name and by authority of the pope.
The Holy See (Latin: Sancta Sedes, "holy seat") is the episcopal see of Rome. The incumbent of the see is the Bishop of Rome â€” the Pope. The term Holy See, as used in Canon law, also refers to the Pope and the Roman Curia—in effect, the central government of the Catholic Church—and is the sense more widely used today.