Diocesan Di*oc"e*san (?; 277), a. [LL. dioecesanus: cf. F. dioc['e]sain.] Of or pertaining to a diocese; as, diocesan missions. [1913 Webster]

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  • Diocesan — Di*oc e*san, n. 1. A bishop, viewed in relation to his diocese; as, the diocesan of New York. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. The clergy or the people of a diocese. Strype. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diöcesan — Diöcesan, griech. lat. deutsch, wer u. was zu einer Diöcese gehört; D.katechismus, das vom Bischof bestätigte und eingeführte Religionslehrbuch; D.patrocinium, das Fest des Schutzheiligen einer Diöcese; D.recht, ursprünglich gleichbedeutend mit… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • diocesan — mid 15c., from Fr. diocésain (15c.), from diocese (see DIOCESE (Cf. diocese)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • diocesan — [dī äs′ə sən] adj. [ME < ML diocesanus] of a diocese n. the bishop of a diocese …   English World dictionary

  • diocesan — [[t]daɪɒ̱sɪsən[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Diocesan means belonging or relating to a diocese. The church commissioners are cutting their contributions to diocesan funds. ...the diocesan synod …   English dictionary

  • diocesan — adjective /daɪˈɑsɪsən/ a) relating to a diocese b) someone or something under the control of the bishop of a diocese (e.g., a diocesan school, or a diocesan priest as opposed to a priest belonging to a religious order) …   Wiktionary

  • diocesan — adj. Diocesan is used with these nouns: ↑bishop …   Collocations dictionary

  • diocesan — diocese ► NOUN (pl. dioceses) ▪ a district under the pastoral care of a bishop in the Christian Church. DERIVATIVES diocesan adjective . ORIGIN Latin dioecesis governor s jurisdiction, diocese , from Greek dioikein keep house, administer …   English terms dictionary

  • diocesan — noun Date: 15th century a bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • diocesan — /duy os euh seuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a diocese. n. 2. one of the clergy or people of a diocese. 3. the bishop in charge of a diocese. [1400 50; late ME ( < AF) < ML dioecesanus. See DIOCESE, AN] * * * …   Universalium

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