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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

College \Col"lege\, n. [F. coll[`e]ge, L. collegium, fr. collega colleague. See Colleague.] 1. A collection, body, or society of persons engaged in common pursuits, or having common duties and interests, and sometimes, by charter, peculiar rights and privileges; as, a college of heralds; a college of electors; a college of bishops. [1913 Webster] The college of the cardinals. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Then they made colleges of sufferers; persons who, to secure their inheritance in the world to come, did cut off all their portion in this. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. A society of scholars or friends of learning, incorporated for study or instruction, esp. in the higher branches of knowledge; as, the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and many American colleges. [1913 Webster] Note: In France and some other parts of continental Europe, college is used to include schools occupied with rudimentary studies, and receiving children as pupils. [1913 Webster] 3. A building, or number of buildings, used by a college. "The gate of Trinity College." --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 4. Fig.: A community. [R.] [1913 Webster] Thick as the college of the bees in May. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] College of justice, a term applied in Scotland to the supreme civil courts and their principal officers. The sacred college, the college or cardinals at Rome. [1913 Webster]