being near the city of Rome.
designating any of the dioceses surrounding the city of Rome, each of which is under the jurisdiction of a cardinal-bishop.
Origin of suburbicarian
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Cardinal bishops are the bishops of suburbicarian churches, situated in the immediate neighbourhood of Rome.
RC Church situated near the city of Rome: used esp of the dioceses surrounding Rome
Word Origin for suburbicarian
C17: from Late Latin suburbicārius, from suburbium suburb