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Meaning of suburbicarian

sub•ur•bi•car•i•an

Pronunciation: (su-bûr"bi-kâr'ē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. being near the city of Rome.
  2. designating any of the dioceses surrounding the city of Rome, each of which is under the jurisdiction of a cardinal-bishop.
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