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SEMINARY (Lat. seminarium, from semen...

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 616 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SEMINARY (Lat. seminarium, from semen, seed), a term originally applied to a nursery-garden or place where seeds are sown to produce plants for transplanting. It was early used in its present sense of a place of education. Its most frequent use is for a training college for the Roman Catholic priesthood, and in a transferred sense for a priest who has been trained in a foreign seminary, also often termed a "seminarist." A German usage, adopted in America, applies the term seminar to a class or advanced study or research.
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