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[kuh-lee-jit, -jee-it] /kəˈli dʒɪt, -dʒi ɪt/
of or relating to a college:
collegiate life.
of, characteristic of, or intended for college students:
collegiate clothes; a collegiate dictionary.
of the nature of or constituted as a college.
(in Canada) collegiate institute.
Origin of collegiate
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin collēgiātus. See college, -ate1
Related forms
collegiately, adverb
collegiateness, noun
postcollegiate, adjective
precollegiate, adjective
procollegiate, adjective
pseudocollegiate, adjective
quasi-collegiate, adjective
subcollegiate, adjective
uncollegiate, adjective
Can be confused
collegial, collegiate. Unabridged
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  • But everybody wound up discussing the shifting collegiate sports landscape.
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  • Tribal, professional and collegiate relationships of trust are harder to shut down than phone lines.
  • The all-pervasive collegiate structure of the university powerfully complicates its affairs.
  • But what they often also possess is a strong collegiate sense.
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  • But at its best it can combine the benefits of being both confrontational and collegiate.
  • Demonstrated excellence in conducting and teaching in a collegiate setting.
  • Enough with phony collegiate due process procedures.
  • My concern is the low return versus cost or debt for advanced degrees is gradually destroying the collegiate arts and humanities.
British Dictionary definitions for collegiate


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
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Word Origin and History for collegiate

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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