Colleague Col"league (k[o^]l"l[=e]g), n. [F. coll[`e]gue, L. collega one chosen at the same time with another, a partner in office; col- + legare to send or choose as deputy. See {Legate}.] A partner or associate in some civil or ecclesiastical office or employment. It is never used of partners in trade or manufactures.

Syn: Helper; assistant; coadjutor; ally; associate; companion; confederate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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