suburbicarian

adjective sub·ur·bi·car·i·an \¦səˌbərbə¦ka(a)rēən\

Definition of suburbicarian

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

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Origin and Etymology of suburbicarian

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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