collegiality

noun
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

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Now, his history of collegiality with racists is being seen by many in his party as a reason to question his judgment - not, as Biden says, a sign of his civility. Author: Matt Viser, Sean Sullivan, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden faces backlash over comments about ‘civility’ of his past work with racist senators," 20 June 2019 If that collegiality breaks down, the result would be no Supreme Court at all—a strangely precarious sword of Damocles that would always loom over the American judiciary. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "A Better Way to Fix the Supreme Court," 4 June 2019 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, Washington Post, "Anatole Katok, mathematician who explored chaos theory, dies at 73," 9 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, Washington Post, "Anatole Katok, mathematician who explored chaos theory, dies at 73," 9 May 2018 What happened was that 70 years of conflict were supplanted for a historical micromoment with a few hours of collegiality, at least on the surface. Washington Post, "For Trump and Kim, maybe the spectacle is what truly counted," 12 June 2018 His comments were striking in a chamber that has long valued decorum and collegiality. Natalie Andrews, WSJ, "Conflicting, Emotional Testimony Rivets Senate and Nation Alike," 27 Sep. 2018 This is a place for collegiality, the dress code suggested. Keach Hagey, WSJ, "Deal or No Deal: The Shadow Over Sun Valley," 13 July 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, Washington Post, "Anatole Katok, mathematician who explored chaos theory, dies at 73," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of collegiality

1887, in the meaning defined above

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