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met·ro·pol·i·tan

 (mĕt′rə-pŏl′ĭ-tən)
adj.
1.
a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a major city: crowded metropolitan streets; a metropolitan newspaper.
b. Of or constituting a large city or urbanized area, including adjacent suburbs and towns: the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area; a metropolitan county.
2. Of, relating to, or constituting the home territory of an imperial or colonial state.
3. Of or relating to an ecclesiastical metropolitan.
n.
1. A citizen of a metropolis, especially one who displays urbane characteristics, attitudes, and values.
2.
a. In the Western Christian churches, a bishop with provincial powers, with some authority over suffragan bishops.
b. In most Eastern Orthodox churches, a bishop who is head of an ecclesiastical province and ranks next below the patriarch.
c. In the Greek Orthodox church, a bishop ranking next below an archbishop.

[Middle English, of a metropolitan bishop, from Late Latin mētropolītānus, metropolitan, from Greek mētropolītēs, citizen of a metropolis, from mētropolis, mother city; see metropolis.]

metropolitan

(ˌmɛtrəˈpɒlɪtən)
adj
1. (Sociology) of or characteristic of a metropolis
2. (Human Geography) constituting a city and its suburbs: the metropolitan area.
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Also: metropolitical of, relating to, or designating an ecclesiastical metropolis
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or belonging to the home territories of a country, as opposed to overseas territories: metropolitan France.
n
(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox))
a. Eastern Churches the head of an ecclesiastical province, ranking between archbishop and patriarch
b. Church of England an archbishop
c. RC Church an archbishop or bishop having authority in certain matters over the dioceses in his province
ˌmetroˈpolitanism n

met•ro•pol•i•tan

(ˌmɛ trəˈpɒl ɪ tn)

adj.
1. characteristic of a metropolis or its inhabitants, esp. in sophistication.
2. of or pertaining to a large city and its surrounding communities: the New York metropolitan area.
3. pertaining to or constituting a mother country.
n.
4. an inhabitant of a metropolis.
5. a person who has the manners associated with metropolitans.
6. the head of an ecclesiastical province in an Eastern Church.
7. an archbishop in the Church of England.
8. a Roman Catholic archbishop who has authority over one or more suffragan sees.
[1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin mētropolītānus of, belonging to a metropolis < Greek mētropolit(ēs)]
met`ro•pol′i•tan•ism, n.

metropolitan

the head of an ecclesiastic province.
See also: Eastern Orthodoxy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metropolitan - in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarchmetropolitan - in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarch; equivalent to archbishop in western Christianity
archbishop - a bishop of highest rank
2.metropolitan - a person who lives in a metropolis
occupant, occupier, resident - someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
Adj.1.metropolitan - relating to or characteristic of a metropolismetropolitan - relating to or characteristic of a metropolis; "metropolitan area"

metropolitan

adjective city, urban, civic, municipal a dozen major metropolitan hospitals

metropolitan

adjective
Of, in, or belonging to a city:
Translations
خاص بالعاصِمه أو المدينَة الكبيرَه
metropolitní
hovedstads-
fõvárosi
stórborgar-
metropolitný
başkente ait

metropolitan

[ˌmetrəˈpɒlɪtən]
A. ADJmetropolitano
B. CPD the Metropolitan Police N la policía de Londres

metropolitan

[ˌmɛtrəˈpɒlɪtən] adj
[area, district] → urbain(e)
[life] → urbain(e)
the tensions of metropolitan life → les tensions de la vie urbaineMetropolitan Police n (British) the Metropolitan Police → la police londonienne

metropolitan

adj
weltstädtisch; (of a capital)hauptstädtisch; metropolitan dioceseErzdiözese f; metropolitan bishopDiözesanbischof m; a metropolitan cityeine Weltstadt; metropolitan district/areaStadtgebiet nt
(= mainland) metropolitan Francedas französische Mutterland
n
Weltbürger(in) m(f); (= citizen)Großstädter(in) m(f), → Hauptstädter(in) m(f)
(Eccl) → Metropolit m

metropolitan

[ˌmɛtrəˈpɒlɪtn] adjmetropolitano/a

metropolis

(məˈtropəlis) noun
a large city, especially the chief city of a country. London is England's metropolis.
metropolitan (metrəˈpolitən) adjective
of or in a capital city. the metropolitan area/police.
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16) Muscovy escaped religious war between Catholic and Protestant, but because the Orthodox Church was inadequately confessionalized before the end of the 17th century, it was not possible for Moscow to completely suppress regional separatist feeling based on the competing claims to spiritual primacy of the Novgorod and Kiev metropolitanates.
Kazan's strategic and commercial importance required that its senior governors be men of Moscow rank, usually boyars; the volume and importance of the business they oversaw required that they have larger clerical staffs, often headed by secretaries (d 'iaki) who were specialist career bureaucrats and who sometimes amassed considerable patronage power of their own; and the governor's offices more often had to work in cooperative or adversarial parallel with the metropolitanate and the monasteries.
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