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daɪˈɒs ə səndioce·san

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diocesanadjective

    a bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese

  2. diocesanadjective

    belonging to or governing a diocese


  1. diocesannoun

    The bishop of a diocese.

  2. diocesannoun

    An inhabitant of a diocese.

  3. diocesanadjective

    Pertaining to a diocese.

  4. Etymology: From diocesain.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Diocesannoun

    A bishop as he stands related to his own clergy or flock.

    Etymology: from diocess.

    I have heard it has been advised by a diocesan to his inferior clergy, that they should read some of the most celebrated sermons printed by others, for the instruction of their congregation. Tatler, №. 57.


  1. diocesan

    In church governance, a diocese or bishopric is the ecclesiastical district under the jurisdiction of a bishop.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diocesanadjective

    of or pertaining to a diocese; as, diocesan missions

  2. Diocesannoun

    a bishop, viewed in relation to his diocese; as, the diocesan of New York

  3. Diocesannoun

    the clergy or the people of a diocese

  4. Etymology: [LL. dioecesanus: cf. F. diocsain.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diocesan in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diocesan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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