Metropolitan

Definition of Metropolitan

Met`ro`pol´i`tan
a.1.Of or pertaining to the capital or principal city of a country; as, metropolitan luxury.
2.(Eccl.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a metropolitan or the presiding bishop of a country or province, his office, or his dignity; as, metropolitan authority.
n.1.The superior or presiding bishop of a country or province.
2.(Lat. Church.) An archbishop.
3.(Gr. Church) A bishop whose see is a civil metropolis. His rank is intermediate between that of an archbishop and a patriarch; as, the metropolitan of Constantinople.

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