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Definitions of metropolitan

  1. relating to or characteristic of a metropolis; "metropolitan area" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a person who lives in a metropolis Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarch; equivalent to archbishop in western Christianity Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Of or pertaining to the capital or principal city of a country; as, metropolitan luxury. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Of, pertaining to, or designating, a metropolitan or the presiding bishop of a country or province, his office, or his dignity; as, metropolitan authority. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The superior or presiding bishop of a country or province. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An archbishop. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A bishop whose see is civil metropolis. His rank is intermediate between that of an archbishop and a patriarch. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Pertaining to the chief city or capital of a kingdom, country, or state. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. The presiding bishop of a country or province; an archbishop. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Belonging to a metropolis: pertaining to the mother-church. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. (orig.) The bishop of a metropolis or chief city: the bishop who presides over the other bishops of a province. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Belonging to a metropolis or an archbishopric. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The bishop of a metropolis; the bishop who presides over the other bishops of a province. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The bishop of the mother church-that is, the church from which others have branched off; an archbishop. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Having the rank of a metropolis or pert. to it; pert. to the mother church. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. In English law. One of the titles of an archbishop. Derived from the circumstance that archbishops were consecrated at first in the metropolis of a province. 4 Inst. 94. In England, the word is frequently used to designate a statute, institution, govern- mental agency, etc., relating exclusively or especially to the city of London; e. g., the metropolitan board of works, metropolitan buildings act, etc. thelawdictionary.org
  18. 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. dictgcide_fs
  19. Of a or the metropolis; of an ecclesiastical metropolis; m. (bishop), bishop having authority over bishops of a province, in the West equivalent to arch-bishop, in Greek church ranking above arch-bishop& below patriarch, whence metropolitanate (-at) n.; inhabitant of a metropolis. [Late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. With others, one who, by virtue of his see, presides over other bishops; such sees are Canterbury, Dublin, Calcutta, Capetown, etc. (See "Consecration of Bishops," in Prayer-book.) Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  21. With the Greeks, one whose see is a civil metropolis. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. n. A bishop of the mother-church;— the chief bishop in a state or province ; an archbishop. Cabinet Dictionary
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