Etymology
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diocesan (adj.)

"pertaining to a diocese," mid-15c., from Old French diocésain (15c.) and directly from Medieval Latin diocesanus, from diocese (see diocese). As a noun, "a diocesan bishop," from mid-15c.

updated on August 20, 2018

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Definitions of diocesan from WordNet
1
diocesan (n.)
a bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese;
2
diocesan (adj.)
belonging to or governing a diocese;
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