col·​le·​gi·​al·​i·​ty | \ kə-ˌlē-jē-ˈa-lə-tē How to pronounce collegiality (audio) , -ˌlē-gē- \

Definition of collegiality

: the cooperative relationship of colleagues specifically : the participation of bishops in the government of the Roman Catholic Church in collaboration with the pope

Examples of collegiality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People get gold stars for performance, not collegiality. New York Times, 8 Jan. 2022 The league offers a unique collegiality, Mathre said, where friendships born at track meets can blossom into lifelong bonds. Rachel Blount, Star Tribune, 6 Feb. 2021 This exacerbated old tensions and caused new ones, making universal collegiality impossible, especially for Moore, who had been central to both the core genetic-genealogy scene and to the investigative vanguard. New York Times, 27 Dec. 2021 But with many workers still remote, and social distancing policies in place, millions of workers are saying goodbye to significant chunks of their lives totally alone, with only a laptop for collegiality., 9 Oct. 2021 Of course, this kind of collegiality and bipartisanship in the contemporary Senate is inconceivable. Jeffrey Toobin, CNN, 26 Jan. 2022 Everyone has the responsibility to maintain a sense of collegiality and decorum. Avery Blank, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 Professor Kagan fell in love with Cornell, especially the collegiality of its faculty. New York Times, 13 Aug. 2021 And that cohesion and collegiality is tied to fewer adverse health care events — errors of commission and omission — all of which ensure a hospitals’ sound economy. K. Jane Muir, STAT, 14 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of collegiality

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Collegiality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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