Definition of collegium in English:

collegium

Syllabification: col·le·gi·um
Pronunciation: /kəˈlējēəm
 
/

noun (plural collegia /-ˈleɡēə/)

1 (in full collegium musicum /ˈm(y)o͞ozikəm/) (plural collegia musica /ˈm(y)o͞ozikə/) A society of amateur musicians, especially one attached to a German or US college.
More example sentences
  • University towns established a number of collegia musica, and concert societies came into being.
  • By the 1730s coffee had become the hot new drink in Leipzig, and Bach and his collegium of music students would meet to perform each Friday evening at Zimmerman's Coffee House.
2 historical An advisory or administrative board in Russia.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin, literally 'association'.

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