Diocese meaning

dīə-sĭs, -sēs, -sēz
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The district or churches under the jurisdiction of a bishop; a bishopric.
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The district under a bishop's jurisdiction.
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Administrative division of the later Roman Empire, starting with the tetrarchy.
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(religion) Region administered by a bishop.
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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”)

    From Wiktionary