American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a diocese.
- n. The bishop of a diocese.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a diocese.
- n. A bishop as related to his own diocese; one in possession of a diocese and having the ecclesiastical jurisdiction over it.
- n. One of the clergy or people in a diocese; a diocesener.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a diocese.
- n. A bishop, viewed in relation to his diocese.
- n. The clergy or the people of a diocese.
- adj. belonging to or governing a diocese
- n. a bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese
- From Middle French diocesain. (Wiktionary)
“He called the diocesan office in search of a supply priest.”
“Others suppose a particular church to be such a one as is now called diocesan, though that name in its first use and application to church affairs was of a larger extent than what is is now applied unto, for it was of old the name of a patriarchal church.”
“Bishop Valentine strove to strengthen the ancient Faith among his people by calling a diocesan synod in 1539, at which he promulgated a number of decrees; but in vain.”
“The official charged with the execution of these duties is known as the diocesan chancellor.”
“The so-called diocesan process of his beatification was begun on 11”
“His arguments have to do with a reading of the Constitution of the Episcopal Church, the fact that the forming bodies of the Episcopal Church were state conventions (later called diocesan conventions) and that the first dioceses, like the first states, were present before the union called the General Convention and never gave authority to a supra-diocesan entity.”
“a diocese, which are called diocesan synods rather than councils.”
“Apostolic of the Western District, proposed to the community that they should abandon the monastic state and become a kind of diocesan seminary under himself.”
“Some Catholic activists have put forward the idea to organize alternative fund raising events such as diocesan-wide runs or walks for prevention.”
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