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collegial

[ kuh-lee-juhl, -jee-uhl; for 2 also kuh-lee-gee-uhl ]
/ kəˈli dʒəl, -dʒi əl; for 2 also kəˈli gi əl /
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adjective
of or characterized by the collective responsibility shared by each of a group of colleagues, with minimal supervision from above.
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Origin of collegial

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English word from Latin word collēgiālis.See college, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM collegial

col·le·gi·al·ly, adverbsub·col·le·gi·al, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH collegial

collegial , collegiate
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How to use collegial in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for collegial

collegial
/ (kəˈliːdʒɪəl) /

adjective
of or relating to a college
having authority or power shared among a number of people associated as colleagues

Derived forms of collegial

collegially, adverbcollegiality, noun
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