Origin of diocese
Examples from the Web for diocese
Father Taraborelli is a trained exorcist for the Rome diocese, and his work schedule is very busy.
His predecessor had just banned three priests in his diocese from public ministry.
More than $600,000 has been paid in lawsuits to victims in the Los Angeles diocese.Should Sex-Abuse-Scandal Cardinals Be Allowed to Vote for New Pope?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In addition, diocese officials found bizarre sex toys in Wallin's residence, the sources said.
Anyone who crossed the wrong cardinals in Rome risked being sent to oversee the troubled American diocese.VatiLeaks Exposes Internal Memos of the Catholic Church|Barbie Latza Nadeau|May 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In 1139, after settling the affairs of the diocese of Oriel, Malachy left Ireland on an important mission.
Three years ago a young priest was sent to one of the most miserably poor places in the Diocese.The City and the World and Other Stories|Francis Clement Kelley
Only for a time; for again there were scandals, and he was expelled the diocese.The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660|David Masson
It is probable, therefore, that in the diocese of Hereford about 200 beneficed clergy fell victims to the disease.The Great Pestilence (A.D. 1348-9)|Francis Aidan Gasquet
A bishop of Clogher, who apparently had no diocese, died in 1135.
British Dictionary definitions for diocese
Word Origin for diocese
Word Origin and History for diocese
early 14c., from Old French diocese (13c., Modern French diocèse), from Late Latin diocesis "a governor's jurisdiction," later, "a bishop's jurisdiction," from Greek dioikesis "government, administration; province," originally "economy, housekeeping," from dioikein "control, govern, administer, manage a house," from dia- "thoroughly" (see dia-) + oikos "house" (see villa).