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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Colleginer, -liginar, n. Also: -legenar, -legioner. [e.m.E. colliginer (1546), colleginer, etc., app. f. F. collégien.] A college student. — c1650 Spalding I. 132.
Thair cam doun the get certane of thair awin colliginaris [v.r. -ligineris, -legioners]
Ib. II. 89.
The colliginaris and vther scolleris keipis the scoollis aganes thair willis this day; bot the colliginaris gat the play vpone the 27th of December
1680-6 Lauder Observes 55.
We see … a great stir made for the Colleginers burning the Pope at Christmas 1680

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