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Definitions of diocese

  1. the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The circuit or extent of a bishop's jurisdiction; the district in which a bishop exercises his ecclesiastical authority. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The district in which a bishop has authority, called the bishop's see; a bishopric. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Jurisdiction of a bishop. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. The territory or the churches under a bishop's jurisdiction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The extent of country over which a bishop or archbishop rules in spiritual things; the extent or circuit of a bishop's jurisdiction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for diocese

  1. The Chapter, fully alive to the critical nature of the situation, drew up a memorandum, dated 5th February 1543, in which they showed good reasons why Bucer could not be tolerated as a minister of religion in the diocese – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone
  2. After that Mr. Clavering hunted no more, and never spoke a good word to any one of the bishop of his diocese – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope