: being in the suburbs or near the city : of or relating to the suburbs
one of the suburbicarian dioceses surrounding the city of Rome

Word History


Late Latin suburbicarius (from Latin sub- + Late Latin urbicarius of the city, from Latin urbicus of the city—from urb-, urbs city + -icus -ic—+ -arius -ary) + English -an

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“Suburbicarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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