the judicial and executive organizations of the papal see comprising the government of the Catholic Church.
the court of the papal see.
noun 1. the lands and peoples subject to the authority of ancient Rome. 2. the form of government established in ancient Rome in 27 b.c., comprising the Principate or Early Empire (27 b.c.–a.d. 284) and the Autocracy or Later Empire (a.d. 284–476). 3. a later empire, as that of Charlemagne or the Byzantine Empire, regarded […]
noun 1. Romany; the language of the Gypsies
adjective 1. noting or pertaining to the style of architecture prevailing in western or southern Europe from the 9th through the 12th centuries, characterized by heavy masonry construction with narrow openings, features such as the round arch, the groin vault, and the barrel vault, and the introduction or development of the vaulting rib, the vaulting […]
[raw-mahn-flœv] /rɔ mɑ̃ˈflœv/ noun, plural romans-fleuves [raw-mahn-flœv] /rɔ mɑ̃ˈflœv/ (Show IPA). French. 1. saga (def 3). roman-fleuve /rɔmɑ̃flœv/ noun (pl) romans-fleuves (rɔmɑ̃flœv) 1. a novel or series of novels dealing with a family or other group over several generations