Definition of suburbicarian in English:

suburbicarian

adjective

  • Of or relating to the dioceses located around Rome, the bishops of which form the body of cardinal bishops, with supreme authority being held by the Pope as metropolitan; designating any of these dioceses.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Laud (1573–1645), archbishop of Canterbury. From post-classical Latin suburbicarius suburbicary + -an.

Pronunciation

suburbicarian

/səˌbəːbɪˈkɛːrɪən//ˌsʌbəːbɪˈkɛːrɪən/