What does the word diocesan mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A bishop.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Of or pertaining to a diocese.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by W.T. (William Thomas) Vincent