adjective \kə-ˈlē-j(ē-)əl, especially for 2a also -ˈlē-gē-əl\

Definition of COLLEGIAL

:  collegiate 2
a :  marked by power or authority vested equally in each of a number of colleagues
b :  characterized by equal sharing of authority especially by Roman Catholic bishops
:  marked by camaraderie among colleagues
col·le·gial·ly adverb

Examples of COLLEGIAL

  1. <company luncheons that are designed to instill a collegial spirit among coworkers>

First Known Use of COLLEGIAL

14th century

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis


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