diocesan

[ dahy-os-uh-suhn ]
/ daɪˈɒs ə sən /

adjective

of or relating to a diocese.

noun

one of the clergy or people of a diocese.
the bishop in charge of a diocese.

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Origin of diocesan

1400–50; late Middle English (<Anglo-French ) <Medieval Latin dioecēsānus.See diocese, -an

OTHER WORDS FROM diocesan

non·di·oc·e·san, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diocesan

diocesan
/ (daɪˈɒsɪsən) /

adjective

of or relating to a diocese

noun

the bishop of a diocese
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