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The Diocese of Grand Rapids this week issued a statement with an update on the investigation, saying the student was fiddling with a pepper spray canister that was on a lanyard that also held keys.
Since 2011, the church has borrowed hundreds of thousands of dollars from the diocese and a bank to keep the school and church operating.
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Origin and Etymology of diocese
Middle English diocise, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin diocesis, alteration of dioecesis, from Latin, administrative division, from Greek dioikēsis administration, administrative division, from dioikein to keep house, govern, from dia- + oikein to dwell, manage, from oikos house — more at vicinity
First Known Use: 14th century
DIOCESE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of diocese for English Language Learners
: the area that is controlled by a bishop in a Christian church
DIOCESE Defined for Kids
Definition of diocese for Students
: the area that is under the authority of a bishop
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