collegial

adjective col·le·gial \ kə-ˈlē-j(ē-)əl , especially for sense 2a also -ˈlē-gē-əl \

Definition of collegial

1 :collegiate 2
2 a :marked by power or authority vested equally in each of a number of colleagues
  • There was an increasing tendency to turn from collegial to one-man management.
  • —Merle Fainsod
b :characterized by equal sharing of authority especially by Roman Catholic bishops
  • a collegial church
3 :marked by camaraderie among colleagues
  • collegial relationships among faculty members

collegially

adverb

Examples of collegial in a Sentence

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

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