Definition of diocesan in English:

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Pronunciation: /dīˈäsəsən/


Of or concerning a diocese.
Example sentences
  • Each local context requires creative action that enables parish and diocesan leaders to promote a sense of belonging and ownership among Latinas and Latinos.
  • As I look back on decades of chairing parish and diocesan meetings, the book's purpose hits home.
  • Diocesan newspapers do not broadcast weaknesses in diocesan procedures or policies.


The bishop of a diocese.
Example sentences
  • Since 1704 the chief bishop of the Anglican church, designated the Primus, is elected from among the Scottish diocesans.
  • Although the financial arrangements are kept under constant review, it is expected that the diocesan's obligations will continue for many years.
  • Its Diocesan is Archbishop Gregorios, who resides in London.


Late Middle English: from French diocésain, from medieval Latin diocesanus, from Latin dioecesis (see diocese).

Words that rhyme with diocesan


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Syllabification: di·oc·e·san

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