diocesan

noun
di·​oc·​e·​san | \ dī-ˈä-sə-sən How to pronounce diocesan (audio) also ˈdī-ə-ˌsē-sᵊn \

Definition of diocesan

: a bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese

Examples of diocesan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Insurers have covered a large portion of settlements reached in previous diocesan bankruptcy cases, a 2018 study by Penn State professor Marie Reilly found, with victims receiving an average award of $371,500. CBS News, "A New York diocese filed for bankruptcy. Why more may follow," 23 Sep. 2019 Insurers have covered a large portion of settlements reached in previous diocesan bankruptcy cases, a 2018 study by Penn State professor Marie Reilly found, with victims receiving an average award of $371,500. CBS News, "A New York diocese filed for bankruptcy. Why more may follow," 23 Sep. 2019 The dioceses also are funding a reparations programs for victims of diocesan priests’ abuse. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Colorado Catholic Church sex abuse report to be released today," 23 Oct. 2019 Insurers have covered a large portion of settlements reached in previous diocesan bankruptcy cases, a 2018 study by Penn State professor Marie Reilly found, with victims receiving an average award of $371,500. CBS News, "A New York diocese filed for bankruptcy. Why more may follow," 23 Sep. 2019 Insurers have covered a large portion of settlements reached in previous diocesan bankruptcy cases, a 2018 study by Penn State professor Marie Reilly found, with victims receiving an average award of $371,500. Carolyn Thompson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "A New York diocese filed for bankruptcy. Will others follow?," 22 Sep. 2019 The workshop, presented in Spanish and hosted by the diocesan Office for Family Life and Spirituality, will discuss how anxiety and depression affects adolescents and what their faith communities and families can do to help. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Rotary volunteers at Stand Down San Diego," 29 Aug. 2019 The four diocesan priests include one accused in Houston as well as in southwest Louisiana, and one accused in Puerto Rico. Janet Mcconnaughey, The Seattle Times, "Louisiana diocese releases names of clerics accused of abuse," 11 Apr. 2019 This is different than most other Catholic schools in the city, which are diocesan and governed by the archdiocese. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Brebeuf Jesuit is no longer part of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. What that means for the school.," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of diocesan

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Diocesan.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diocesan. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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