- of or relating to a diocese.
Origin of diocesan
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Examples from the Web for diocesan
A diocesan spokesman said Wallin had been a “good and compassionate priest.”Monsignor Meth Kevin Wallin: The Kinky Priest Who Sold Meth
January 22, 2013
Within the limits of conscience I should, of course, bow to my Diocesan.Brother Copas
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
In 1744 this conservatory was made into a diocesan seminary.A Popular History of the Art of Music
W. S. B. Mathews
There are many elementary schools which the Diocesan Inspector does not enter.
What the Diocesan Inspector attempts to do cannot possibly be done.
It serves for diocesan meetings, and will hold about 400 people.Bell's Cathedrals: Southwark Cathedral
- of or relating to a diocese
- the bishop of a diocese
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Word Origin and History for diocesan
mid-15c., from French diocésain (15c.), from diocese (see diocese).
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