from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a diocese.
  • n. The bishop of a diocese.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to a diocese.
  • n. The bishop of a diocese.
  • n. An inhabitant of a diocese.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

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

  • adj. belonging to or governing a diocese
  • n. a bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese


From Middle French diocesain. (Wiktionary)



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