colleague

[ kol-eeg ]
/ ˈkɒl ig /

noun

an associate.

Origin of colleague

1515–25; < Middle French collegue < Latin collēga, equivalent to col- col-1 + -lēga, derivative of legere to choose, gather

Related forms

col·league·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for colleagueship

colleague

/ (ˈkɒliːɡ) /

noun

a fellow worker or member of a staff, department, profession, etc

Word Origin for colleague

C16: from French collègue, from Latin collēga one selected at the same time as another, from com- together + lēgāre to choose
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