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seminary (plural seminaries)
- A theological school for the training of rabbis, priests, or ministers.
- A private residential school for girls.
- (Mormonism) A class of religious education for youths ages 14–18 that accompanies normal secular education.
- A piece of ground where seed is sown for producing plants for transplantation.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)
- 1664, J[ohn] E[velyn], Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-trees and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties Dominions. […], London: […] Jo[hn] Martyn, and Ja[mes] Allestry, printers to the Royal Society, […], OCLC 926218248, chapter II (Of the Seminary), page 7:
- [B]ut if you draw them [seedlings] only for the thinning of your Seminary, prick them into ſome empty Beds at one foot interval, leaving the reſt at two or three.
- (by extension) The place or original stock from which anything is brought or produced.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Woodward to this entry?)
- (obsolete) Seminal state or polity.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)
- A Roman Catholic priest educated in a foreign seminary; a seminarist.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry?)
- (archaic) An academic seminar.
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