from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by or having power and authority vested equally among colleagues: "He . . . prefers a collegial harmony that will present him with a consensus on the issues” ( Time).
- adj. Roman Catholic Church Characterized by the equal sharing of power among the bishops.
- adj. Of, relating to, characterized by, or likened to college life; collegiate: collegial rituals like homecoming.
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- adj. of, relating to, or ruled by colleagues
- adj. ruled by bishops having equal power
- adj. of or relating to a college or its students; collegiate
- adj. possessing adherence to the ethos, standards and conduct that govern behavior among colleagues within a given organization or profession
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Collegiate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a college, or an organized body of men appointed to perform any function, as contrasted with an individual: as, a collegial system of judges; a collegial verdict.
- Relating to a college; collegiate.
- Eccles., having the character of a collegium, or voluntary assembly which has no relationship to the state. See collegium, collegialism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by or having authority vested equally among colleagues
- adj. of or resembling or typical of a college or college students
Middle English, from Latin collēgiālis, of colleagues, from collēgium, association; see collegium.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)