Origin of colleagueFrench collègue from Classical Latin collega, one chosen along with another from com-, with + legare, to appoint as deputy: see legate
A group of colleagues working on a project.
An example of a colleague is a tutor who works at a center with other tutors.
Origin of colleagueFrench collègue from Latin collēga com- com- lēgāre to depute ; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present colleagues, present participle colleaguing, simple past and past participle colleagued)
- The businessman wanted to be separated from his noisy colleague.
- His colleague was Piet Joubert.
- About 1565 he was knighted at the same time as James Stirling, his colleague, whose daughter John Napier subsequently married.
- In 1827, after declining an invitation to take Eichhorn's place at GÃ¶ttingen, Gesenius was made a Consistorialrath; but, apart from the violent attacks to which he, along with his friend and colleague Julius Wegscheider, was in 1830 subjected by E.
- He was probably intended to watch the conduct of his colleague, Admiral Montagu (afterwards 1st earl of Sandwich), who was in command of the Baltic squadron.