Apostolic See, The
Apostolic See, The
A metaphorical term, used, as happens in all languages, to express the abstract notion of authority by the concrete name of the place in which it is exercised

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  • apostolic see — noun 1. : a see established by an apostle (as Jerusalem, Antioch, or Rome) 2. usually capitalized A, Roman Catholicism : the Roman see * * * 1. the Church of Rome, traditionally founded by St. Peter. 2. Also called …   Useful english dictionary

  • Apostolic see — Apostolic Ap os*tol ic, Apostolical Ap os*tol ic*al, a. [L. apostolicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. apostolique.] 1. Pertaining to an apostle, or to the apostles, their times, or their peculiar spirit; as, an apostolical mission; the apostolic age. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apostolic see — See See, n. [OE. se, see, OF. se, sed, sied, fr. L. sedes a seat, or the kindred sedere to sit. See {Sit}, and cf. {Siege}.] 1. A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Jove laughed on Venus from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apostolic see — n. 1. a see, or bishopric, founded by an apostle 2. [A S ] R.C.Ch. the Pope s see, believed to have been founded at Rome by Peter …   English World dictionary

  • Apostolic See — An Apostolic See is any episcopal see whose foundation is attributed to one or more of the Apostles. Examples are the Churches in Thessalonica and Corinth and the many others founded by Paul the Apostle, such as the Maltese Church. Other examples …   Wikipedia

  • Apostolic See —    This term (from the Greek apostolos, meaning messenger, and the Latin sedes, meaning seat ) has two meanings: (1) historically, Apostolic See refers to any see that was founded by an apostle, in particular, Rome (founded by Saint Peter and… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Apostolic See — 1. the Church of Rome, traditionally founded by St. Peter. 2. Also called Apostolic Church. a church founded by an apostle. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • Apostolic See — /ˌæpəstɒlɪk ˈsi/ (say .apuhstolik see) noun the Church of Rome, traditionally founded by St Peter …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vicar Apostolic of the Western District — The Vicar Apostolic of the Western District was the title given to the Bishop who, between 1688 and 1850, headed the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in England known as the Vicariate Apostolic of the Western District.Background …   Wikipedia

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