Collegiate church
Collegiate Col*le"gi*ate, a. [L. collegiatus.] Of or pertaining to a college; as, collegiate studies; a collegiate society. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

{Collegiate church}. (a) A church which, although not a bishop's seat, resembles a cathedral in having a college, or chapter of canons (and, in the Church of England, a dean), as Westminster Abbey. (b) An association of churches, possessing common revenues and administered under the joint pastorate of several ministers; as, the Reformed (Dutch) Collegiate Church of New York. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Collegiate church — in Głogów, Poland In Christianity, a collegiate church is a church where the daily office of worship is maintained by a college of canons; a non monastic, or secular community of clergy, organised as a self governing corporate body, which may be… …   Wikipedia

  • collegiate church — n. 1. a church served by resident canons 2. in Scotland, a church with two or more ministers serving jointly ☆ 3. in the U.S., a church associated with others under a joint body of pastors 4. such an association of churches …   English World dictionary

  • collegiate church — noun 1. : a church that although not a cathedral or bishop s church has a college or chapter of canons and, in the Church of England, a dean (as Westminster Abbey or St. George s Chapel at Windsor) 2. : a Presbyterian church that regularly has… …   Useful english dictionary

  • collegiate church — colle′giate church′ n. 1) rel a church that has a chapter of canons but no bishop s see 2) rel (in the U.S.) a church or group of churches governed by a consistory or session 3) rel (in Scotland) a church having two or more pastors • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • collegiate church — 1. a church that is endowed for a chapter of canons, usually with a dean, and that has no bishop s see. 2. (in the U.S.) a church or group of churches under the general management of one consistory or session. 3. a consolidation of formerly… …   Universalium

  • collegiate church — noun Date: 15th century 1. a church other than a cathedral that has a chapter of canons 2. a church or corporate group of churches under the joint pastorate of two or more ministers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • collegiate church — noun a church endowed for a chapter of canons but without a bishop s see. ↘US & Scottish a church or group of churches established under two or more pastors …   English new terms dictionary

  • collegiate church — In English ecclesiastical law, a church built and endowed for a society or body corporate of a dean or other president, and secular priests, as canons or prebendaries in the said church; such as the churches of Westminster, Windsor, and others,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • collegiate church — In English ecclesiastical law, a church built and endowed for a society or body corporate of a dean or other president, and secular priests, as canons or prebendaries in the said church; such as the churches of Westminster, Windsor, and others,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • collegiate church — noun A Christian church, other than a cathedral, that has a chapter of canons and a dean or provost …   Wiktionary

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