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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 met·ro·pol·i·tan /ˌmɛtrəˈpɑlətṇ/
 大都市的居民,大主教,母國的居民(a.)大都市的,大主教區的,母國的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Met·ro·pol·i·tan, n.
 1. The superior or presiding bishop of a country or province.
 2. Lat. Church. An archbishop.
 3. Gr. Church A bishop whose see is a civil metropolis.  His rank is intermediate between that of an archbishop and a patriarch; as, the metropolitan of Constantinople.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Met·ro·pol·i·tan a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the capital or principal city of a country; as, metropolitan luxury.
 2. Eccl. Of, pertaining to, or designating, a metropolitan or the presiding bishop of a country or province, his office, or his dignity; as, metropolitan authority. “Bishops metropolitan.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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