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Meaning of seminary

sem•i•nar•y

Pronunciation: (sem'u-ner"ē), [key]
— pl. -nar•ies.
  1. a special school providing education in theology, religious history, etc., primarily to prepare students for the priesthood, ministry, or rabbinate.
  2. a school, esp. one of higher grade.
  3. a school of secondary or higher level for young women.
  4. seminar (def. 1).
  5. a place of origin and propagation: a seminary of discontent.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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