Origin of college
Examples from the Web for pre-college
Contemporary Examples of pre-college
Her pre-college education had been weak, and Leo was utterly unprepared for the academic part of the coursework.Melissa Leo Breaks Oscar Silence
February 21, 2011
Word Origin for college
"body of scholars and students within a university," late 14c., from Old French college "collegiate body" (14c.), from Latin collegium "community, society, guild," literally "association of collegae" (see colleague). At first meaning any corporate group, the sense of "academic institution" attested from 1560s became the principal sense in 19c. via use at Oxford and Cambridge.