collegium

collegium

[kuh-lee-jee-uhm]
noun, plural collegia [kuh-lee-jee-uh] , collegiums.
1.
Ecclesiastical, college ( def 11 ).
2.
a group of ruling officials each with equal rank and power, especially one that formerly administered a Soviet commissariat.

Origin:
1915–20; < Latin; see college

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collegium (kəˈliːdʒɪəm)
 
n , pl -giums, -gia
1.  (in the former Soviet Union) a board in charge of a department
2.  College of Cardinals another term for Sacred College
 
[Latin: college]

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