Metropolitan


Metropolitan
Metropolitan Met`ro*pol"i*tan, n. [LL. metropolitanus.] 1. The superior or presiding bishop of a country or province. [1913 Webster]

2. (Lat. Church.) An archbishop. [1913 Webster]

3. (Gr. Church) A bishop whose see is a civil metropolis. His rank is intermediate between that of an archbishop and a patriarch; as, the metropolitan of Constantinople. --Hook. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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