Origin of colleague
Examples from the Web for colleagues
NEW ORLEANS — John Boehner was reelected House Speaker yesterday by his Republican colleagues despite some dissenting members.
And so we compiled this list through conversations with colleagues and social media crowd-sourcing.
Those images from the Grozny offices were transferred immediately to colleagues outside Chechnya.Putin’s Favorite Acolyte Terrorizes Human Rights Activists|Anna Nemtsova|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was separated from her colleagues after they were overcome by smoke and heat and ordered to withdraw.
I see friends and colleagues, people I otherwise love and respect, turn our anger into performance.
I have had conversations with all my colleagues representing the Great Powers.Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised)|Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
As a diplomatist, nobody save Marlborough had the same influence over men or was given equal freedom by his colleagues at home.
My colleagues seem inclined to sign this with Mr Hartley, and so to finish the affair.
She impressed upon him, as she had upon all his colleagues the appalling wickedness of shooting the citizens of Belfast.The Red Hand of Ulster|George A. Birmingham
He had previously given his sanction to the Stevens Reconstruction Bill in opposition to his colleagues.The Life of Lyman Trumbull|Horace White
British Dictionary definitions for colleagues
Word Origin for colleague
Word Origin and History for colleagues
1530s, from Middle French collègue (16c.), from Latin collega "partner in office," from com- "with" (see com-) + leg-, stem of legare "to choose" (see legate). So, "one chosen to work with another," or "one chosen at the same time as another."