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di·o·cese

 (dī′ə-sĭs, -sēs′, -sēz′)
n.
The district or churches under the jurisdiction of a bishop; a bishopric.

[Middle English diocise, from Old French, from Late Latin diocēsis, from Latin dioecēsis, jurisdiction, from Greek dioikēsis, administration, from dioikein, to keep house, administer : dia-, intensive pref.; see dia- + oikein, to inhabit (from oikos, house; see weik- in Indo-European roots).]

diocese

(ˈdaɪəsɪs)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the district under the jurisdiction of a bishop
[C14: from Old French, from Late Latin diocēsis, from Greek dioikēsis administration, from dioikein to manage a household, from oikos house]

di•o•cese

(ˈdaɪ ə sɪs, -ˌsiz, -ˌsis)

n.
a district under the jurisdiction of a bishop.
[1300–50; Middle English diocise, diocese < Anglo-French < Late Latin diocēsis, variant of Late Latin, Latin dioecēsis, < Greek dioíkēsis housekeeping, administration, diocese =dioikē-, variant s. of dioikeîn to keep house, administer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diocese - the territorial jurisdiction of a bishopdiocese - the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
archdiocese - the diocese of an archbishop
exarchate, eparchy - a diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church
see - the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
parish - the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor

diocese

noun bishopric, see parishioners of the bishop's diocese
Translations
أبْرَشِيَّه
diecéze
bispedømmestift
episkopujo
hiippakunta
egyházmegye
biskupsdæmi
教区
vyskupystė
bīskapija
diecéza
piskoposluk bölgesi

diocese

[ˈdaɪəsɪs] Ndiócesis f inv

diocese

[ˈdaɪəsɪs] ndiocèse m

diocese

nDiözese f, → Bistum nt

diocese

[ˈdaɪəsɪs] ndiocesi f inv

diocese

(ˈdaiəsis) noun
the district over which a bishop has authority.