diocesan


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di·oc·e·san

 (dī-ŏs′ĭ-sən)
adj.
Of or relating to a diocese.
n.
The bishop of a diocese.

diocesan

(daɪˈɒsɪsən)
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to a diocese
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the bishop of a diocese

di•oc•e•san

(daɪˈɒs ə sən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a diocese.
n.
2. the bishop in charge of a diocese.
[1400–50; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diocesan - a bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese
bishop - a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
Adj.1.diocesan - belonging to or governing a diocese
Translations

diocesan

[daɪˈɒsɪsən] ADJdiocesano

diocesan

adjDiözesan-; diocesan bishopDiözesanbischof m

diocesan

[daɪˈɒsɪsn] adjdiocesano/a
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