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[kuh-lee-jit, -jee-it] /kəˈli dʒɪt, -dʒi ɪt/

of or relating to a :
collegiate life.
of, characteristic of, or intended for students:
collegiate clothes; a collegiate dictionary.
of the nature of or constituted as a .
(in Canada) .
Also collegial. of or relating to a college or college students
(of a university) composed of various colleges of equal standing
(Canadian) short for collegiate institute

mid-15c., from Latin collegiatus “member of a college or corporation,” in Medieval Latin, “of or pertaining to a college,” from collegium (see college).


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