diocese

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From Old French diocese, from Latin dioecēsis (district under a governor), from Ancient Greek διοίκησις (dioikēsis, internal administration)

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diocese (plural dioceses)

  1. Administrative division of the later Roman Empire, starting with the tetrarchy.
  2. (religion) Region administered by a bishop.

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diocese f (plural dioceses)

  1. (religion) diocese (region administered by a bishop)

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