[ 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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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
OTHER WORDS FROM collegialcol·le·gi·al·ly, adverbsub·col·le·gi·al, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH collegialcollegial , collegiate
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How to use collegial in a sentence
In 2020, Return Day wasn’t held because of covid-19, but it might have been harder for both sides to bury the hatchet because ugly politics has managed to infect even collegial Delaware.
Until 20 years ago, power in the British capital was wielded collegially, by an elected council.
Rice says she works “very collegially” with the State Department.U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s Blunt Style Unusual, But Effective on Libya|Eleanor Clift|January 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for collegial
/ (kəˈliːdʒɪəl) /
of or relating to a college
having authority or power shared among a number of people associated as colleagues
Derived forms of collegialcollegially, adverbcollegiality, noun
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