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.

Origin of collegium

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