Diocese

   Diocletian (q.v.) reorganized the empire's provinces (q.v.) into 12 secular dioceses, each governed by a vicar. The dioceses were subsequently grouped into four larger prefectures (q.v.). The system lasted until the seventh century. Church organization followed suit, each ecclesiastical diocese having the same territory as its secular counterpart. In the same manner, church dioceses were subdivided into episcopal provinces. Each bishop of a diocese had the title of exarch (not to be confused with a secular exarch [q.v.]), later that of patriarch (q.v.). The only exception to this was the bishop of Constantinople (qq.v.), who was a patriarch without a diocese.

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  • Diocese — • The territory or churches subject to the jurisdiction of a bishop Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Diocese     Diocese     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • DIOCÈSE — Le diocèse est le type de l’Église particulière, portion du peuple de Dieu confiée à un évêque, qui en est le pasteur propre assisté de son presbyterium. Appelé d’abord paroisse (paroikia ), il prit le nom de diocèse (du grec dioikisis ) vers le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Diocese — Diocèse Un diocèse est le nom d une circonscription territoriale de l Empire romain à partir de Dioclétien. Ce mot a été adopté par les Églises chrétiennes (Église catholique romaine, Église orthodoxe, Église apostolique arménienne, Église copte) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • diocèse — DIOCÈSE. s. m. Certaine étendue de pays sous la Juridiction d un Évêque. Grand Diocèse. Diocèse de Paris. Faire la visite de son Diocèse. Diocèse bien réglé. Il y a tant de Paroisses dans ce Diocèse …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • diocese — DIOCESE. s. m. Certaine estenduë de pays sous la Jurisdiction d un Evesque. Grand Diocese, Diocese de Paris, de Roüen. il a esté renvoyé à son Diocese. faire la visite de son Diocese …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • diocese — early 14c., from O.Fr. diocese (13c., Mod.Fr. diocèse), from L.L. diocesis a governor s jurisdiction, later, a bishop s jurisdiction, from Gk. dioikesis government, administration; province, originally economy, housekeeping, from dioikein control …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diocese — ► NOUN (pl. dioceses) ▪ a district under the pastoral care of a bishop in the Christian Church. DERIVATIVES diocesan adjective . ORIGIN Latin dioecesis governor s jurisdiction, diocese , from Greek dioikein keep house, administer …   English terms dictionary

  • diocese — [dī′ə sis, dī′əsēz΄] n. [ME & OFr diocise < L diocesis, district, government (in LL(Ec), diocese) < Gr dioikēsis, administration < dioikein, to keep house < dia , through + oikos, a house: see ECO ] the district under a bishop s… …   English World dictionary

  • Diöcese — Diöcese, griech. deutsch, Haushaltung, nannte man bei der Reichseintheilung Konstantins d. Gr. jeden der 13 Bezirke der Staatsverwaltung, in welche die 4 Präfekturen des röm. Reiches weiter eingetheilt wurden. Jede D. zerfiel wieder in Provinzen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • diocese — index region Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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