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sem·i·nar·y

(sĕm′ə-nĕr′ē)
n. pl. sem·i·nar·ies
1.
a. A school, especially a theological school for the training of clergy.
b. A school of higher education, especially a private school for young women in the 1800s.
2. A place or environment in which something is developed or nurtured.

[Middle English, seed plot, from Latin sēminārium, from sēminārius, of seed, from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see sē- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

seminary

(ˈsɛmɪnərɪ)
n, pl -naries
1. (Education) an academy for the training of priests, rabbis, etc
2. (Education) US another word for seminar1
3. (Agriculture) a place where something is grown
[C15: from Latin sēminārium a nursery garden, from sēmen seed]
ˌsemiˈnarial adj

sem•i•nar•y

(ˈsɛm əˌnɛr i)

n., pl. -nar•ies.
1. a special school that prepares students for the priesthood, ministry, or rabbinate.
2. a school, esp. one of higher grade.
3. a school of secondary or higher level for young women.
4. a place of origin and propagation: a seminary of discontent.
[1400–50; late Middle English: seed plot, nursery < Latin sēminārium, derivative of sēmin-, s. of sēmen seed, semen]
sem`i•nar′i•al, adj.

seminary

A religious school where priests, ministers, or rabbis are trained.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seminary - a private place of education for the youngseminary - a private place of education for the young
private school - a school established and controlled privately and supported by endowment and tuition
2.seminary - a theological school for training ministers or priests or rabbis
religious school - a school run by a religious body

seminary

noun college, school, high school, academy, institution, institute Nearly all my immediate family were dead, and I went into a seminary.
Translations
seminář
præsteseminarium
papnevelde
prestaskóli
seminarija
garīgais seminārs
Katolik ilâhiyat fakültesi

seminary

[ˈsemɪnərɪ] Nseminario m

seminary

[ˈsɛmɪnəri] n (for priests)séminaire m

seminary

seminary

[ˈsɛmɪnərɪ] n (Rel) → seminario

seminary

(ˈseminəri) plural ˈseminaries noun
a training college for Roman Catholic priests.
References in classic literature ?
They were rather handsome, had been educated in one of the first private seminaries in town, had a fortune of twenty thousand pounds, were in the habit of spending more than they ought, and of associating with people of rank, and were therefore in every respect entitled to think well of themselves, and meanly of others.
It may be imagined that a gentleman so qualified and so disposed, was in no danger of becoming formidable to the learned seminaries of Eton or Westminster.
From the cradle their children, instead of going to the Public Elementary schools (where the art of Feeling is taught), are sent to higher Seminaries of an exclusive character; and at our illustrious University, to "feel" is regarded as a most serious fault, involving Rustication for the first offence, and Expulsion for the second.
Pelet, "as there will be some hours in each day during which your services will not be required in my establishment, you may, in time, obtain employment in other seminaries, and thus turn your vacant moments to profitable account.
PESHAWAR -- Despite the much vaunted talk of mainstreaming madressahs by allocating millions of funds to selected institutions, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government seems to be oblivious to thousands of seminaries operating in the province with more than a million students on their rolls.
We don't have any intentions to give them cash,' Khattak said during a meeting with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan who was briefed about the K-P government policy of mainstreaming seminaries, particularly on the funds being given to Darul Uloom Haqqania.
We don't have any intentions to give them cash,' Khattak said during a meeting with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan who was briefed about the KP government policy of mainstreaming seminaries, particularly on the funds being given to Darul Uloom Haqqania.
However, the minister said the provincial government aimed at helping other seminaries through the aid to Haqqania madrassah so that students after completing studies have both formal and religious education.
MULTAN -- Punjab Governor Malik Mohammad Rafique Rajwana on Wednesday said that education system of religious seminaries could be further improved by introducing modern contemporary knowledge along with religious education.
He said that the seminaries should not be forced to use the same tools of agitation.
Peshawar -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has issued directives to affiliate all seminaries (Deeni Madrassas) with education boards in order to integrate them into national mainstream.
ISLAMABAD -- Azad Jammu and Kashmir government has concluded first phase of registration of seminaries and mosques as part of National Action Plan.

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