WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
col•league /ˈkɑlig/USA pronunciation n. [countable]

    a fellow member of a profession;
    an associate:a business colleague.

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colleague /ˈkɒliːɡ/ n
  1. a fellow worker or member of a staff, department, profession, etc
Etymology: 16th Century: from French collègue, from Latin collēga one selected at the same time as another, from com- together + lēgāre to choose

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