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diocesenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdaɪ.ə.sɪs/ (plural dioceses)
diocesan
adjective uk   /daɪˈɒs.ɪ.zən/  us   /-ˈɑː.sə-/
(Definition of diocese from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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diocesenoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɑɪ·ə·səs, -ˌsiz, -ˌsis/
(in the ​RomanCatholicChurch) the ​area that is under the ​control of a ​bishop (= ​priest of high ​rank)
diocesan
adjective [not gradable]  us   /dɑɪˈɑs·ə·sən, -zən/
(Definition of diocese from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “diocese”
in Spanish diócesis…
in Vietnamese giáo khu…
in Malaysian mukim…
in Thai เขตการปกครองของบิชอป…
in French diocèse…
in German die Diözese…
in Chinese (Simplified) (罗马天主教或英国国教的)主教辖区…
in Turkish piskoposluk bölgesi…
in Russian епархия…
in Indonesian keuskupan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (羅馬天主教或英國國教的)主教轄區…
in Polish diecezja…
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