Definition of Diocesan

1. Noun. A bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese.

Generic synonyms: Bishop



2. Adjective. Belonging to or governing a diocese.
Partainyms: Diocese
Derivative terms: Diocese

Definition of Diocesan

1. a. Of or pertaining to a diocese; as, diocesan missions.

2. n. A bishop, viewed in relation to his diocese; as, the diocesan of New York.

Definition of Diocesan

1. Adjective. Pertaining to a diocese. ¹

2. Noun. The bishop of a diocese. ¹

3. Noun. An inhabitant of a diocese. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diocesan

1. a bishop [n -S]

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Literary usage of Diocesan

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1872)
"In each diocese there is a diocesan Synod, in some cases for the whole union ... In the diocesan Synod, again, as in the general synod, either order has the ..."

2. England's Sacred Synods: A Constitutional History of the Convocations of the by James Wayland Joyce (1855)
"I. diocesan synods the first ecclesiastical councils after the ... English diocesan synods. VII. Ancient form of holding diocesan synods in England. VIII. ..."

3. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1880)
"No, it is by the diocesan Conference, by the restoration of the ancient council that gathered round its Bishop, that the Church's voice must be uttered. ..."

4. National Education in Europe: Being an Account of the Organization by Henry Barnard (1854)
"The following account of the Chester diocesan Training College, England, is abridged from Reports by Rev. Henry Mosely, one of her Majesty's Inspectors of ..."

5. A History of the Parish of Trinity Church in the City of New York by Morgan Dix, John Adams Dix, Leicester Crosby Lewis, Charles Thorley Bridgeman, Clifford P. Morehouse (1905)
"... City of New York—Committee on Organization Formed —Hobart Supports the Plan—His Address to diocesan Convention—Professors Appointed—Mr. Moore's Offer of ..."

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