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metropolitan

1. constituting a city and its suburbs
2. of, relating to, or designating an ecclesiastical metropolis
3. of or belonging to the home territories of a country, as opposed to overseas territories
4. 
a. Eastern Churches the head of an ecclesiastical province, ranking between archbishop and patriarch
b. Church of England an archbishop
c. RC Church an archbishop or bishop having authority in certain matters over the dioceses in his province
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The leading and most influential representative of the Metropolitanate of Sremski Karlovci was its Metropolitan Stevan Stratimirovic.
It was originally published in 1963, before the Russian Orthodox Church granted autocephaly to its Metropolitanate in 1970 to produce the Orthodox Church in America.
There is one metropolitanate, or archdiocese, in the United States, with headquarters in Philadelphia.

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