col·le·giate (kə-lējĭt, -jē-ĭt)
1. Of, relating to, or held to resemble a college.
2. Of, for, or typical of college students.
3. Of or relating to a collegiate church.
[Middle English collegiat, from Late Latin collēgiātus, from Latin collēgium, association; see COLLEGIUM.]
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