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Meaning of DIOCESE

Pronunciation:  'dIu`sees

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
 

DIOCESE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: bishopric
 
 See Also: archdiocese, eparchy, jurisdiction, parish, see

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di"o*cese\, n.; pl. {Dioceses}. [OE. diocise, OF.
diocise, F. dioc['e]se, L. dioecesis, fr. Gr. ? housekeeping,
administration, a province, a diocese, fr. ? to keep house,
manage; dia` through + ? to manage a household, ? a house.
See {Economy}.] (Eccl.)
The circuit or extent of a bishop's jurisdiction; the
district in which a bishop exercises his ecclesiastical
authority. [Frequently, but improperly, spelt {diocess}.]

 
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 Related Terms: archbishopric, archdiocese, arrondissement, bailiwick, bishopric, borough, canton, city, commune, conference, congressional district, constablewick, county, departement, district, duchy, electoral district, electorate, government, hamlet, hundred, Kreis, magistracy, metropolis, metropolitan area, oblast, okrug, parish, precinct, principality, province, region, riding, see, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shire, shrievalty, soke, stake, state, synod, territory, town, township, village, wapentake, ward
 

 

 

 

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