metropolitan

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin metropolitanus, from Ancient Greek μητροπολίτης (mētropolítēs).

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Noun[edit]

metropolitan (plural metropolitans)

  1. (Christianity) A bishop empowered to oversee other bishops; an archbishop. [from 14th c.]
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 514:
      Yet from the late thirteenth century the metropolitan based himself either in Moscow or Vladimir-on-the-Kliazma, which was also in Muscovite territory, and it became the ambition of the Muscovites to make this arrangement permanent.
  2. The inhabitant of a metropolis. [from 18th c.]

Adjective[edit]

metropolitan (comparative more metropolitan, superlative most metropolitan)

  1. (Christianity) Pertaining to the see or province of a metropolitan. [from 15th c.]
  2. Of, or pertaining to, a metropolis or other large urban settlement. [from 16th c.]

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Adjective[edit]

metropolitan m (plural metropolitans, feminine metropolitana, feminine plural metropolitanes)

  1. metropolitan