[kuh-lee-jee-uh m] /kəˈli dʒi əm/

noun, plural collegia
[kuh-lee-jee-uh] /kəˈli dʒi ə/ (Show IPA), collegiums.
Ecclesiastical. (def 11).
a group of ruling officials each with equal rank and power, especially one that formerly administered a Soviet commissariat.
noun (pl) -giums, -gia (-dʒɪə)
(in the former Soviet Union) a board in charge of a department
another term for College of Cardinals, Sacred College


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