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Diocese

Diocese Meaning & Definition
Diocese Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Diocese?

[n] the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop

Synonyms | Synonyms for Diocese: bishopric

Related Terms | Find terms related to Diocese: archbishopric | archdiocese | arrondissement | bailiwick | bishopric | borough | canton | city | commune | conference | congressional district | constablewick | county | departement | district | duchy | electoral district | electorate | government | hamlet | hundred | Kreis | magistracy | metropolis | metropolitan area | oblast | okrug | parish | precinct | principality | province | region | riding | see | sheriffalty | sheriffwick | shire | shrievalty | soke | stake | state | synod | territory | town | township | village | wapentake | ward

See Also | archdiocese | eparchy | jurisdiction | parish | see

Diocese In Webster's Dictionary

\Di"o*cese\, n.; pl. {Dioceses}. [OE. diocise, OF. diocise, F. dioc['e]se, L. dioecesis, fr. Gr. ? housekeeping, administration, a province, a diocese, fr. ? to keep house, manage; dia` through + ? to manage a household, ? a house. See {Economy}.] (Eccl.) The circuit or extent of a bishop's jurisdiction; the district in which a bishop exercises his ecclesiastical authority. [Frequently, but improperly, spelt {diocess}.]

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