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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Eccles., the theory of church polity which maintains that the church is a society or collegium of voluntary members, and is not subordinate to the state, but stands on an equality with it, and that the highest ecclesiastical authority rests with the whole society, which is independent and self-governing: opposed to territorialism and episcopalism (which see).

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  • Biggest loss in the locker room: The Yankees will dearly miss the professionalism and collegialism of Johnny Damon, one of the best guys in baseball.

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