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diocesedi‧o‧cese /ˈdaɪəsɪs/ noun [countable]  RRCRRCthe area under the control of a bishop in some Christian churchesdiocesan /daɪˈɒsəsən $ -ˈɑː-/ adjective
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dioceseToday that link is stronger, as part of a growing recognition that cathedral, parish and diocese all belong together.He stayed at the deanery and talked far into the night about the needs of Durham and its diocese.Young people are doing a lot in our diocese, so let's hear from you.The campaign of the rebellion and its complete defeat took place within Ken's diocese.He was a senior figure in the diocese of Dromore and had served most recently in the Warrenpoint parish.On January 1 he became communications officer in the diocese of Manchester; shortly afterwards the Bishop resigned.The prime minister's secretary went down to the diocese to consult the leading churchmen.Larger urban dioceses in the Northeast, including the Archdiocese of Boston, have yet to experience any serious shortage of priests.
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