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collegiate institute

(in Canada) a fully accredited high school teaching academic subjects under the supervision of a provincial government. Unabridged
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  • The collegiate institute and provincial normal school add to its educational importance.

  • The city owns its park and has a fine educational system, including a collegiate institute.

  • In consequence of these changes we shall hereafter be deprived of your valuable assistance in the collegiate institute.

    A Man of Honor George Cary Eggleston
  • Oberlin College, which began as a collegiate institute in 1833, was in 1850 chartered as a college.

    The Teacher George Herbert Palmer
  • He received a common school education and studied one year in Brockport collegiate institute.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • The collegiate institute took in raw material and turned out teachers, more teachers than anything.

    The Imperialist (a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
British Dictionary definitions for collegiate institute

collegiate institute

(Canadian) (in certain provinces) a large secondary school with an academic, rather than vocational, emphasis
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