Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a diocese.
  • noun The bishop of a diocese.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to a diocese.
  • noun A bishop as related to his own diocese; one in possession of a diocese and having the ecclesiastical jurisdiction over it.
  • noun One of the clergy or people in a diocese; a diocesener.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a diocese.
  • noun A bishop, viewed in relation to his diocese.
  • noun The clergy or the people of a diocese.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to a diocese.
  • noun The bishop of a diocese.
  • noun An inhabitant of a diocese.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective belonging to or governing a diocese
  • noun a bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese

Etymologies

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From Middle French diocesain.

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