collegial

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

Definition of collegial

  1. 1 :  collegiate 2

  2. 2a :  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 Fainsodb :  characterized by equal sharing of authority especially by Roman Catholic bishops a collegial church

  3. 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

Origin and Etymology of collegial

see college


First Known Use: 14th century


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