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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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Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group today announced that it has completed fundraising for Metropolitan Real Estate Partners Secondaries & Co-Investments Program (SCIF) at $550 million in commitments, exceeding its $450 million target.
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Nikolay was the first one to be chosen as acting Patriarch, but the metropolitans later replaced him with Kiril.
Metropolitans have the power to discipline bishops in their area.
Curbside material collected through a contract between the city of New Yorks Department of Sanitation Curbside Recycling Program and Potential Industries, Wilmington, Calif., is brought to Metropolitans Brooklyn facility for sorting and baling before being brokered by Potential Industries, usually to the Asian paper mills for which it procures material.
And even following the unfortunate schism of 1054, the grand princes and metropolitans of Kiev continued in communion with Rome for almost a century.
I hope that all metropolitans will attend the next meeting of the Holy Synod and that those who would be absent would provide excusable reasons for it.
* The metropolitans, or archbishops, of the Canadian church's four provinces may draw up a list of current and retired bishops, from various theological perspectives, who are willing to participate in shared episcopal ministry.
I applaud the metropolitans of Canada for their message on the issue of same-sex blessings (October).
In a letter to the four metropolitans (which was read at the end of Council of General Synod's [CoGS] meeting in early May), Archbishop Peers also noted that the date of his resignation would take place before the spring meetings of the house of bishops and CoGS.
The first model says that in the event that General Synod approves a resolution allowing dioceses to exercise a "local option" on the matter of same-sex blessings, and if a diocesan synod passes a resolution permitting the blessings, then, "dissenting and distressed parishes would be given the option of being placed in trust by the diocesan bishop." An outside metropolitan (senior bishop of a church province) sympathetic to the dissenting parishes would act as their advocate but the metropolitan of their province would name the AEO bishop, the task force said.