• (British) IPA: /dʌɪˈɒsɪsən/
  • (America) IPA: /daɪˈɑsɪsən/

diocesan (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to a diocese.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 378:
      Diocesan bureaucracies were both symptom and cause of this.
  • French: diocésain
  • Italian: diocesano
  • Portuguese: diocesano
  • Spanish: diocesano

diocesan (plural diocesans)

  1. The bishop of a diocese.
  2. An inhabitant of a diocese.
    • 2002, Colin Jones (historian), The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 121:
      The bishop of Chartres indignantly informed the king that his diocesans were dying like flies and eating grass like sheep, and indeed both the king and Fleury got a fright when their coaches were stopped in the Paris countryside by peasants crying out ‘Famine! Bread!’ rather than ‘Vive le Roi!

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