Definitions for: Diocesan


[n] a bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese
[adj] belonging to or governing a diocese



Webster (1913) Definition: Di*oc"e*san (?; 277), a. [LL. dioecesanus: cf. F.
dioc['e]sain.]
Of or pertaining to a diocese; as, diocesan missions.


Di*oc"e*san, n.
1. A bishop, viewed in relation to his diocese; as, the
diocesan of New York.

2. pl. The clergy or the people of a diocese. --Strype.

See Also: bishop

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