Met`ro*pol"i*tan [L. metropolitanus: cf. F. m'etropolitain.]


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.

"Bishops metropolitan."

Sir T. More.


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Met`ro*pol"i*tan, n. [LL. metropolitanus.]


The superior or presiding bishop of a country or province.

2. Lat. Church.

An archbishop.

3. Gr. Church

A bishop whose see is civil metropolis. His rank is intermediate between that of an archbishop and a patriarch.



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