Collegial Definition

kə-lējē-əl, -jəl
Full of or conducive to good will among colleagues; friendly and respectful.
An office with a collegial atmosphere.
American Heritage
With authority or power shared equally among colleagues.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Characterized by mutual consideration and respect among colleagues.
Webster's New World

Of or relating to a college or its students; collegiate.


Origin of Collegial

  • Middle English from Latin collēgiālis of colleagues from collēgium association collegium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French collégial

    From Wiktionary

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