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1plural collegia musicaA 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.’
2historical An advisory or administrative board in Russia.
Late 19th century: from Latin, literally ‘association’.
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