Pertaining to or of the nature of a college, or an organized body of men having certain common pursuits or duties: as, collegiate societies. Hooker. See collegePertaining to a college within a university, or to a college which forms an independent institution for higher learning; furnished by or pursued in a college: as, collegiate life; collegiate education. See college, 2.Constituted after the manner of or connected with a college in any sense: as, collegiate masterships in a university.Collected; combined; united. Bacon.In Scotland, a church or congregation the active pastor of which is the colleague and successor of the emeritus pastor.In the United States, a corporate church having several houses of worship, with coordinate pastors.n. A member of a college or university.n. Same as collegian, 2.