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[kuh-lee-jee-al-i-tee, -gee-] /kəˌli dʒiˈæl ɪ ti, -gi-/
cooperative interaction among colleagues.
1885-90; collegial + -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Over his lifetime the number of working physicists steadily soared, eliminating the collegiality of his early working life.
  • Often he showed his collegiality the best way he knew, by writing in the style of other composers' work.
  • We're all for bipartisanship, collegiality, goodwill across the aisle.
  • The court ruled that the university had a right to deny her tenure and to consider collegiality as a factor.
  • The special challenge of the telephone interview is that you have only your voice to use to convey your collegiality.
  • The frenetic atmosphere has led to a decline in collegiality.
  • Sure, there is a fine line here between collegiality and insincerity, intellectual curiosity and intrusiveness.
  • Cluster meetings elicited mutually supportive comments and validated the peer team approach to sharing and collegiality.
Encyclopedia Article for collegiality

in various Christian denominations, especially Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism, and Eastern Orthodoxy, the view that bishops, in addition to their role as individuals presiding over local churches (in most cases, dioceses), are members of a body that has the same teaching and ruling functions in the universal church that the Apostles had in the early church. Based on the concept in Roman law of "college," a body of persons, not fewer than three, associated together by the possession of common function, the collegiality of bishops is reflected in the ancient tradition that at least three bishops should participate in the consecration of a priest to the episcopate. Historically, the collegiate function of bishops has been manifested in regional or national synods or conferences and in the less frequent meetings of all bishops (ecumenical councils). The second Vatican Council (1962-65) clarified the Roman Catholic position on the relationship of the bishops to the pope, who is considered by Catholics to be head of the episcopal college. The concept should not be confused with collegiate episcopacy (the government of a local church by a body of presbyters as found in the 1st century).

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