diocese

[ dahy-uh-sis, -seez, -sees ]SEE DEFINITION OF diocese
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Here the clergy of the diocese may come and consult the volumes.

The bishop of the diocese thought it worth while to protest.

It so happened that the Bishop of Poitiers was in his diocese at the time.

Here was a young man, from Heaven knows where, bent on entering the diocese.

Well, I 'd not object to the Episcopate if there was some good shooting in the diocese.

The bishop of the diocese had attacked him; but, though weak, he was obstinate.

Its mission was to put down popery in the diocese of Brotherton.

On the contrary, he wrote to her to come and settle with me in his diocese.

Mr. Benbridge was a single gentleman, in the diocese of Winchester.

The next year he returned to Rheims, and became archbishop of that diocese in 991.

WORD ORIGIN

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).

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bailiwick

noundomain

bishopric

nounjurisdiction of bishop
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