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  1. colleagues

    Collegiality is the relationship between colleagues. A colleague is a fellow member of the same profession. Colleagues are those explicitly united in a common purpose and respect each other's abilities to work toward that purpose. A colleague is an associate in a profession or in a civil or ecclesiastical office. In a narrower sense, members of the faculty of a university or college are each other's colleagues. Sociologists of organizations use the word 'collegiality' in a technical sense, to create a contrast with the concept of bureaucracy. Classical authors such as Max Weber consider collegiality as an organizational device used by autocrats to prevent experts and professionals from challenging monocratic and sometimes arbitrary powers. More recently, authors such as Eliot Freidson (USA), Malcolm Waters (Australia), and Emmanuel Lazega (France) have said that collegiality can now be understood as a full-fledged organizational form.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'colleagues' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2062

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    Rank popularity for the word 'colleagues' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1043

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colleagues in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colleagues in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of colleagues in a Sentence

  1. Nikki Haley:

    Make no mistake, Hamas is pleased with the results from yesterday, i ask my colleagues here in the Security Council, who among us would accept this type of activity on your border ?

  2. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch:

    I’m committed to working with my Republican colleagues on how Congress can respond to help those hurt by Obamacare’s broken promises.

  3. Cecil Roberts:

    We are disappointed that the bill will not pass, we urge Joe Manchin to revisit Joe Manchin opposition to this legislation and work with Joe Manchin colleagues to pass something that will help keep coal miners working, and have a meaningful impact on our members, their families and their communities.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    The special counsel's finding is clear : case closed, this ought to be good news for everyone but my Democratic colleagues seem to be publicly working through the five stages of grief.

  5. David Kim:

    Ordinary Koreans would not know the existence of those minor Christian sects unless they have a personal connection through the relationship of family, friends or colleagues, these groups constitute a rather small number of people.

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    a hazy or indistinct representation
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