AskDefine | Define metropolitan

Dictionary Definition

metropolitan adj : relating to or characteristic of a metropolis; "metropolitan area"


1 in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarch; equivalent to archbishop in western Christianity
2 a person who lives in a metropolis

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  1. of, or pertaining to, a metropolis or other large urban settlement.



  1. In Eastern Orthodoxy, a bishop empowered to oversee other bishops, an archbishop. Their demesne is an Archeparchy.
  2. the inhabitant of a metropolis

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metropolitan in French: Metropolitan
metropolitan in Italian: Metropolitan
metropolitan in Polish: Metropolitan
metropolitan in Russian: Метрополитен (значения)
metropolitan in Sicilian: Metropolitan
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