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Diocese

Diocese

Origin: oe. Diocise, OF. Diocise, f. Diocese, L. Dioecesis, fr. Gr. Housekeeping, administration, a province, a diocese, fr. To keep house, manage; through _ to manage a household, a house. See economy.

The circuit or extent of a bishops jurisdiction; the district in which a bishop exercises his ecclesiastical authority. [Frequently, but improperly, spelt diocess.


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