(At Eton College) a pupil who boards in the school itself rather than in the town. Compare with oppidan.
- Leigh entered Eton College as a colleger in 1852; in 1858-9 he played cricket for the school.
- For several generations the headmaster, who was the subordinate officer of the provost, had been an Eton colleger and scholar of King's College, Cambridge.
- His early experience in Long Chamber, the collegers' dormitory, and his previous harsh experience at Ilminster influenced his later thinking on educational reform.
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