diocesan

[dahy-os-uh-suhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a diocese.
noun
2.
one of the clergy or people of a diocese.
3.
the bishop in charge of a diocese.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin dioecēsānus. See diocese, -an

nondiocesan, adjective
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diocesan (daɪˈɒsɪsən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a diocese
 
n
2.  the bishop of a diocese

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diocesan
mid-15c., from Fr. diocesain (15c.), from diocise (see diocese).
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Example sentences
Above all, the charter may come to nought if the bishops fail to enforce it at diocesan level.
But in terms of his clerical status, he was an ordinary diocesan cleric.
Nor are the individual parishes and other members of the diocesan family named as defendants.
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