/dayosasan/ Belonging to a diocese; a bishop, as he stands related to his own diocese

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  • Diocesan — Di*oc e*san (?; 277), a. [LL. dioecesanus: cf. F. dioc[ e]sain.] Of or pertaining to a diocese; as, diocesan missions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diocesan — Di*oc e*san, n. 1. A bishop, viewed in relation to his diocese; as, the diocesan of New York. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. The clergy or the people of a diocese. Strype. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • diocesan — mid 15c., from Fr. diocésain (15c.), from diocese (see DIOCESE (Cf. diocese)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • diocesan — [dī äs′ə sən] adj. [ME < ML diocesanus] of a diocese n. the bishop of a diocese …   English World dictionary

  • diocesan — [[t]daɪɒ̱sɪsən[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Diocesan means belonging or relating to a diocese. The church commissioners are cutting their contributions to diocesan funds. ...the diocesan synod …   English dictionary

  • diocesan — adjective /daɪˈɑsɪsən/ a) relating to a diocese b) someone or something under the control of the bishop of a diocese (e.g., a diocesan school, or a diocesan priest as opposed to a priest belonging to a religious order) …   Wiktionary

  • diocesan — adj. Diocesan is used with these nouns: ↑bishop …   Collocations dictionary

  • diocesan — diocese ► NOUN (pl. dioceses) ▪ a district under the pastoral care of a bishop in the Christian Church. DERIVATIVES diocesan adjective . ORIGIN Latin dioecesis governor s jurisdiction, diocese , from Greek dioikein keep house, administer …   English terms dictionary

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