- Ecclesiastical. college(def 11).
- a group of ruling officials each with equal rank and power, especially one that formerly administered a Soviet commissariat.
Origin of collegium
From Latin, dating back to 1915–20; see origin at college
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Examples from the Web for collegia
These were not departments in the sense of bureaus, but collegia.Sweden
We thus arrive by a second channel at the collegia of the empire.
These were known as collegia pietatis, which gave rise to the name, “Pietists.”The Story of Our Hymns
Ernest Edwin Ryden
The destruction of the working-class family must have been finally achieved by the imperial control of the collegia.
These corporations were ruined by slave labour, and becoming secret societies, in the time of Augustus were The collegia.
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