- The definition of collegial is peers or associates sharing equal consideration, power or authority.
An example of collegial is a collegial community where everyone must be in full agreement in order for a decision to be made.
- Collegial is defined as something that relates to college life.
An example of collegial parties are fraternity parties.
- with authority or power shared equally among colleagues
- characterized by mutual consideration and respect among colleagues
Origin of collegialMiddle English from Classical Latin collegialis
- Full of or conducive to good will among colleagues; friendly and respectful: an office with a collegial atmosphere.
- a. 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 )b. Roman Catholic Church Characterized by the equal sharing of power among the bishops.
Origin of collegialMiddle English from Latin collēgiālis of colleagues from collēgium association ; see collegium .
(comparative more collegial, superlative most collegial)
From Middle French collégial