A good word for a clerical domain.

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A good word for a clerical domain.

I watched several documentaries on the middle ages a while back, and I remember one in particular about the sometimes vast holdings given to the church by various lords in return for varied concessions from the church and its allies. I remember there being a specific word for a region governed by the head of the church (often a bishop) instead of a local lord, but I can't remember that name. I don't think the word was Bishopric...

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Diocese or prelature?

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It's also called a See.

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It is indeed a diocese, which is also known as a bishopric.

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Since we're throwing around definitions. ;-)

See
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English se, from Anglo-French sé, see, from Latin sedes seat; akin to Latin sedēre to sit — more at sit
Date: 14th century
1 a archaic : cathedra b : a cathedral town c : a seat of a bishop's office, power, or authority 2 : the authority or jurisdiction of a bishop