Definition of seminary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsemɪnəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsemɪneri//
(pl. seminaries)
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a college where priests, ministers or rabbis are trained He went to the Northern Catholic Seminary to train for the ministry. They spent six years in a seminary. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting a seed plot): from Latin seminarium ‘seed plot’, neuter of seminarius ‘of seed’, from semen ‘seed’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: seminary