Definition of diocese noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

diocese

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈdaɪəsəs//
 
, NAmE//ˈdaɪəsiz//
 
, NAmE//ˈdaɪəsis//
 
(pl. dioceses
NAmE//ˈdaɪəsəsəz//
 
, NAmE//ˈdaɪəˌsizəz//
 
, NAmE//ˈdaɪəsiz//
 
)
 
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(in the Christian Church) a district for which a bishop is responsible
NAmE//daɪˈɑsəsn//
 
adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: diocese