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col·le·gi·um

 (kə-lē′jē-əm)
n. pl. col·le·gi·a (-jē-ə) or col·le·gi·ums
1. An executive council or committee of equally empowered members, especially one supervising an industry, commissariat, or other organization in the Soviet Union.
2. A group whose members pursue shared goals while working within a framework of mutual trust and respect: "This standing firm ... enables the college to be a community, a collegium of students and faculty working at common problems and possibilities" (Robert A. Spivey).

[Russian kollegiya, from Latin collēgium, association, from collēga, colleague; see colleague.]
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collegium

(kəˈliːdʒɪəm)
n, pl -giums or -gia (-dʒɪə)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the former Soviet Union) a board in charge of a department
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) another term for College of Cardinals, Sacred College
[Latin: college]
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col•le•gi•um

(kəˈli dʒi əm)

n., pl. -gi•a (-dʒi ə)
-gi•ums.
a group of officials with equal rank and power.
[1915–20; < Latin]
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A short and interesting overview of the phenomenon of collegia musica (pp.
Collections for the collegia musica in Salem and Lititz, and the Philharmonic Society of Bethlehem include works by Haydn and Mozart, J.
by nonMoravian, European composers" is found in the collections of the collegia musica of Moravian settlement communities.

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