FELLOW , properly and by origin a partner orassociate, hence a
See also:companion, comrade or mate, as in " fellow-man," " fellow-countryman," &c . The word from the 15th century has also been applied, generally and colloquially, to any male
See also:person, often in a contemptuous or pitying sense . The Old
See also:English feolage meant a partner in a business, i.e. one who
See also:lays (lag)
See also:money or
See also:property (feoh,
See also:fee) together for a
See also:common purpose . The word was, therefore, the natural
See also:equivalent for socius, a member of the foundation of an incorporated
See also:college, as
See also:Eton, or a college at a university . In the earlier
See also:history of
See also:universities both the
See also:senior and junior members of a college were known as " scholars," but later, as now, "
See also:scholar " was restricted to those members of the foundation still in statu pupillari, and " fellow " to those senior graduate members who have been elected to the foundation by the corporate
See also:body, sharing in the
See also:government and receiving a fixed emolument out of the revenues of the college . It is in this sense that " fellow " is used at the universities of
See also:Oxford and Cambridge and Trinity,
See also:Dublin . At these universities the college teaching is performed by those
See also:fellows who are also " tutors." At other universities the
See also:term is applied to the members of the governing body or to the holders of certain sums of money for a fixed number of years to be devoted to
See also:special study or
See also:research . By
See also:analogy the word is also used of the members of various learned
See also:societies and institutions .
SIR CHARLES FELLOWS (1799-1860)
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