col·le·gi·al·i·ty | \kə-ˌlē-jē-ˈa-lə-tē, -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

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Though Saudi Arabia pumps up about a third of the group’s output, OPEC normally makes decisions collegiality and unanimously and prides itself on independence from outside influence. Benoit Faucon, WSJ, "OPEC’s Alliance With Russia Shows Signs of Fracturing," 30 May 2018 Justice Ginsburg’s collegiality and capacity for friendship are striking. New York Times, "Ninja Supreme Court Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Fun With Fame," 9 May 2018 President Lincoln brought that spirit of lawyerly collegiality with him to our nation’s capital. Katie Reilly, Time, "Rod Rosenstein Tells Law Graduates to Fall Back on ‘Your Own Moral Principles’ During Ethical Dilemmas," 11 May 2018 Regarded as one of the more influential figures in modern mathematics, he was known for his collegiality, his ability to inspire the efforts of others, and his ability to open the curtain to important new areas of inquiry. Martin Weil,, "Anatole Katok, mathematician who explored chaos theory, dies at 73," 10 May 2018 Put him at ease by praising his work and collegiality, then ask for general feedback about the office. Steven P. Dinkin,, "The polite new hire and the clueless office mentor," 8 Apr. 2018 When respect and collegiality are stifled, both freedom and creativity suffer. Malcolm Gay,, "MassArt professor says school is ousting him after student complaints," 31 Mar. 2018 There’s collegiality among elites who all went to the same overpriced universities — people who could never acknowledge that the guy at the next table at the Capital Grille who looks just like them might have committed war crimes. Will Bunch,, "America pays steep price for ignoring crimes of George W. Bush era | Will Bunch," 27 Mar. 2018 But there is a collegiality between the three teams. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Ann Arbor's 'Shib Sibs' clear favorites to win ice dance title today," 6 Jan. 2018

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1887, in the meaning defined above

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