Part of speech: noun

A bishop.

Part of speech: adjective

Of or pertaining to a diocese.

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Usage examples "diocesan":

  1. On North Second Street, just north of Market, is located Christ Church, Protestant Episcopal, the first diocesan church of Pennsylvania. - "The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia", Frank Cousins Phil M. Riley.
  2. This authority, wherever exercised, has been subject to the higher jurisdiction of the Diocesan Bishop, and presumably to the rule of the Ecclesiastical Courts; but, as we have seen, the authority has been but indifferently employed, and the inference is that the clergy have in times past been wofully ignorant or lamentably careless as to their powers and obligations. - "In Search Of Gravestones Old And Curious", W.T. (William Thomas) Vincent.
  3. A clerical orator, fresh from a signal triumph at a Diocesan Conference, informed me, together with some hundreds of other hearers, that when his resolution was put " quite a shower of hands went up;" and at a missionary meeting I once heard that impressive personage, " the Deputation from the Parent Society," involve himself very delightfully in extemporaneous imagery. - "Collections and Recollections", George William Erskine Russell.