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See also: Metropolitan
From Late Latin metropolitanus, from Ancient Greek μητροπολίτης (mētropolítēs).
metropolitan (plural metropolitans)
- (Orthodox Christianity) A bishop empowered to oversee other bishops; an archbishop. [from 15th c.]
- Synonym: metropolitan bishop
- 1663, Edward Waterhous [i.e., Edward Waterhouse], chapter I, in Fortescutus Illustratus; or A Commentary on that Nervous Treatise De Laudibus Legum Angliæ, Written by Sir John Fortescue Knight, […], London: […] Tho[mas] Roycroft for Thomas Dicas […], →OCLC, page 38:
- I knovv God by Miracle can inſtruct Kings, as he rained Mannah, and raiſed the Apoſtles from letterless Fiſher-men, to learned Metropolitans, and profound Doctours.
- 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin, published 2010, page 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.
- The inhabitant of a metropolis. [from 18th c.]
bishop empowered to oversee other bishops
metropolitan (comparative more metropolitan, superlative most metropolitan)
- (Orthodox Christianity) Pertaining to the see or province of a metropolitan. [from 15th c.]
- Of, or pertaining to, a metropolis or other large urban settlement. [from 16th c.]
- Of or pertaining to the parent state of a colony or territory, or the home country, e.g. metropolitan France
- 1974, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Report on the Tokelau Islands, page 8:
- Policies relating to the elimination of racial discrimination which obtain in metropolitan New Zealand are applicable in the Tokelau Islands.
- 2015, Wouter Veenendaal, The Dutch Caribbean municipalities in comparative perspective. Island Studies Journal 10(1): 15–30:
- the new political status of these islands marks a definite break with the traditional Dutch colonial practice to keep its Caribbean colonies at a distance; and, after 2010, Dutch metropolitan laws and dministrative practices started being implemented on the islands.
pertaining to the see or province of a metropolitan
pertaining to a metropolis
metropolitan m (feminine singular metropolitana, masculine plural metropolitans, feminine plural metropolitanes)
From French métropolitain.
metropolitan n (plural metropolitane)
- (dated) metro, subway, underground
Declension of metropolitan
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