pl. -·gia or -·gi·ums
- an amateur musical ensemble, as of early music, esp. one associated with a college or universityin full col·le′gi·um mu′si·cumpl. col·le′gia mu′si·ca
- a group of individuals with equal power or authority; esp., an administrative board for a Soviet commissariat
Origin of collegiumL: see college
nounpl. col·le·gi·a or col·le·gi·ums
- An executive council or committee of equally empowered members, especially one supervising an industry, commissariat, or other organization in the Soviet Union.
- A group whose members pursue shared goals while working within a framework of mutual trust and respect: “This standing firm &ellipsis; enables the college to be a community, a collegium of students and faculty working at common problems and possibilities” (Robert A. Spivey).
Origin of collegiumRussian kollegiya, from Latin coll&emacron;gium, association, from coll&emacron;ga, colleague; see colleague.