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college

[ kol-ij ]
/ ˈkɒl ɪdʒ /
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noun

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Origin of college

1350–1400; Middle English <Anglo-French, Middle French <Latin collēgium, equivalent to col-col-1 + lēg-, variant stem of legere to gather + -ium-ium; cf. colleague

OTHER WORDS FROM college

post·col·lege, noun, adjectivepre·col·lege, noun, adjectivesubcollege, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for college

college
/ (ˈkɒlɪdʒ) /

noun

Word Origin for college

C14: from Latin collēgium company, society, band of associates, from collēga; see colleague
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