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suburbicarian

(səˌbɜːbɪˈkɛərɪən)
adj
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church situated near the city of Rome: used esp of the dioceses surrounding Rome
[C17: from Late Latin suburbicārius, from suburbium suburb]
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The first cardinals were probably senior clerics of some of Rome's most important churches, now known as titular churches; others were bishops from nearby dioceses known as suburbicarian sees.
And, on 30 November 2002, he was elected dean, taking, as is customary, the title of Cardinal Bishop of the Suburbicarian Diocese of Ostia.
More relevant is Roman custom for the ordination of bishops at Rome for other sees; as far as we know the Sunday rule was observed, but in very few cases are precise dates recorded for papal ordination of bishops in the suburbicarian province: thus, none is on record for Naples before the ordination of Athanasius (Vita Athanasii 3, M.G.H.