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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diocese  \Di"o*cese\,  n.;  pl  {Dioceses}.  [OE.  diocise,  OF 
  diocise,  F.  dioc['e]se,  L.  dioecesis  fr  Gr  ?  housekeeping, 
  administration,  a  province,  a  diocese,  fr  ?  to  keep  house, 
  manage;  dia`  through  +  ?  to  manage  a  household,  ?  a  house. 
  See  {Economy}.]  (Eccl.) 
  The  circuit  or  extent  of  a  bishop's  jurisdiction;  the 
  district  in  which  a  bishop  exercises  his  ecclesiastical 
  authority.  [Frequently,  but  improperly,  spelt  {diocess}.] 




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