Heilige Stoel

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

inflexion of heilig 'holy' + stoel 'seat, see'

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

de Heilige Stoel m (invariable; always with definite article and capitalized)

  1. the Holy See, Rome (the Vatican) as seat of and metonomy for the papacy and the universal Roman Catholic church which it heads