Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or held to resemble a college.
  • adj. Of, for, or typical of college students.
  • adj. Of or relating to a collegiate church.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to a college, or college students.
  • adj. Collegial.
  • n. A member of a college, a collegian; someone who has received a college education.
  • n. A fellow-collegian; a colleague.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a college.
  • n. A member of a college.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of a college, or an organized body of men having certain common pursuits or duties: as, collegiate societies. Hooker. See college
  • Pertaining to a college within a university, or to a college which forms an independent institution for higher learning; furnished by or pursued in a college: as, collegiate life; collegiate education. See college, 2.
  • Constituted after the manner of or connected with a college in any sense: as, collegiate masterships in a university.
  • Collected; combined; united. Bacon.
  • In Scotland, a church or congregation the active pastor of which is the colleague and successor of the emeritus pastor.
  • In the United States, a corporate church having several houses of worship, with coordinate pastors.
  • n. A member of a college or university.
  • n. Same as collegian, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or resembling or typical of a college or college students

Etymologies

Middle English collegiat, from Late Latin collēgiātus, from Latin collēgium, association; see collegium.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin collegiatus ("colleague"), from collegium ("community, group") (Wiktionary)

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  • "For the most part there's a lot of mistrust in collegiate athletics."

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