Other Word Forms of Diocese
Origin of Diocese
Middle English diocise from Old French from Late Latin diocēsis from Latin dioecēsis jurisdiction from Greek dioikēsis administration from dioikein to keep house, administer dia- intensive pref. dia– oikein to inhabit (from oikos house weik-1 in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French diocese, from Latin dioecēsis (“district under a governor”), from Ancient Greek διοίκησις (dioikēsis, “internal administration”)
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