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diocese

[ dahy-uh-sis, -seez, -sees ]
/ ˈdaɪ ə sɪs, -ˌsiz, -ˌsis /
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noun

an ecclesiastical district under the jurisdiction of a bishop.

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Origin of diocese

1300–50; Middle English diocise, diocese<Anglo-French <Late Latin diocēsis, variant of Late Latin, Latin dioecēsis,<Greek dioíkēsis housekeeping, administration, province, diocese, equivalent to dioikē-, variant stem of dioikeîn to keep house, administer, govern (di-di-3 + oikeîn to dwell, occupy, manage, derivative of oîkos house) + -sis-sis
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diocese
/ (ˈdaɪəsɪs) /

noun

the district under the jurisdiction of a bishop

Word Origin for diocese

C14: from Old French, from Late Latin diocēsis, from Greek dioikēsis administration, from dioikein to manage a household, from oikos house
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