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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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Vers l'autre << extremite >> on trouve l'attitude de metropolite Nicolae Corneanu, qui, malgre la reprise pendant la premiere partie des annees 1990 du discours officiel, reussit a s'y distancer en reconnaissant l'imminence de la secularisation pour la societe Roumaine.
Metropolite Hilarion (Alfeyev), "Le saint et grand concile de ['Eglise orthodoxe," pp.
Metropolite Jean (Zizioulas) de Pergame, "Engagement oecumenique et recherche theologique: Quelqes reflexions," pp.