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 his sovereign see. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: (a) The seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of New York. (b) The seat of an archbishop; a province or jurisdiction of an archbishop; as, an archiepiscopal see. (c) The seat, place, or office of the pope, or Roman pontiff; as, the papal see. (d) The pope or his court at Rome; as, to appeal to the see of Rome. [1913 Webster]

{Apostolic see}. See under {Apostolic}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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