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nounplural noun collegia/kəˈliːdʒɪə/ /kəˈliːdʒə/
- plural noun collegia musica
1(also collegium musicum)A society of amateur musicians, especially one attached to a German or US university.‘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.
Late 19th century from Latin, literally ‘association’.
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