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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Shared power and authority vested among colleagues.
  • noun Roman Catholic Church The doctrine that bishops collectively share collegiate power.

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  • noun power and authority that is shared among peers, especially the sharing of collegiate power among Roman Catholic bishops.

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collegial +‎ -ity

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