Collegial meaning

kə-lējē-əl, -jəl
Full of or conducive to good will among colleagues; friendly and respectful.

An office with a collegial atmosphere.

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Collegial is defined as something that relates to college life.

An example of collegial parties are fraternity parties.

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With authority or power shared equally among colleagues.
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Characterized by mutual consideration and respect among colleagues.
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Of, relating to, or ruled by colleagues.
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(Roman Catholic Church) Ruled by bishops having equal power.
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Of or relating to a college or its students; collegiate.
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Possessing adherence to the ethos, standards and conduct that govern behavior among colleagues within a given organization or profession.
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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.

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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