Legal Definition and Related Resources of Diocese

Meaning of Diocese

The area of a bishop’s jurisdiction .

Diocese Alternative Definition

The territorial extent of a bishop’s jurisdiction; the circuit of every bishop’s jurisdiction. Co. Litt. 94; 1 Bl. Comm. Ill; 2 Burns, Ecc. Law, 158.

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This term is a noun.

Etimology of Diocese

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early 14c., from Old French diocese (13c., Modern French diocèse), from Late Latin diocesis “a governor’s jurisdiction,” later, “a bishop’s jurisdiction,” from Greek dioikesis “government, administration; province,” originally “economy, housekeeping,” from dioikein “control, govern, administer, manage a house,” from dia- “thoroughly” (see dia-) + oikos “house” (see villa).



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