collegium

[ kuh-lee-jee-uh m ]
/ kəˈli dʒi əm /
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noun, plural col·le·gi·a [kuh-lee-jee-uh] /kəˈli dʒi ə/, col·le·gi·ums.

Ecclesiastical. college(def 11).
a group of ruling officials each with equal rank and power, especially one that formerly administered a Soviet commissariat.

Nearby words

  1. collegiality,
  2. collegian,
  3. collegiate,
  4. collegiate church,
  5. collegiate institute,
  6. collegium musicum,
  7. collembolan,
  8. collenchyma,
  9. collenchyme,
  10. colles

Origin of collegium

From Latin, dating back to 1915–20; see origin at college

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British Dictionary definitions for collegia

collegium

/ (kəˈliːdʒɪəm) /

noun plural -giums or -gia (-dʒɪə)

(in the former Soviet Union) a board in charge of a department

Word Origin for collegium

Latin: college

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