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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  University  \U`ni*ver"si*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Universities}.  [OE. 
  universite,  L.  universitas  all  together,  the  whole,  the 
  universe,  a  number  of  persons  associated  into  one  body,  a 
  society,  corporation,  fr  universus  all  together,  universal: 
  cf  F.  universit['e].  See  {Universe}.] 
  1.  The  universe;  the  whole.  [Obs.]  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  2.  An  association,  society,  guild,  or  corporation,  esp.  one 
  capable  of  having  and  acquiring  property.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  universities,  or  corporate  bodies,  at  Rome  were 
  very  numerous.  There  were  corporations  of  bakers, 
  farmers  of  the  revenue,  scribes,  and  others  --Eng. 
  Cyc. 
 
  3.  An  institution  organized  and  incorporated  for  the  purpose 
  of  imparting  instruction,  examining  students,  and 
  otherwise  promoting  education  in  the  higher  branches  of 
  literature,  science,  art,  etc.,  empowered  to  confer 
  degrees  in  the  several  arts  and  faculties,  as  in  theology, 
  law,  medicine,  music,  etc  A  university  may  exist  without 
  having  any  college  connected  with  it  or  it  may  consist  of 
  but  one  college,  or  it  may  comprise  an  assemblage  of 
  colleges  established  in  any  place  with  professors  for 
  instructing  students  in  the  sciences  and  other  branches  of 
  learning. 
 
  The  present  universities  of  Europe  were  originally, 
  the  greater  part  of  them  ecclesiastical 
  corporations,  instituted  for  the  education  of 
  churchmen  .  .  .  What  was  taught  in  the  greater  part 
  of  those  universities  was  suitable  to  the  end  of 
  their  institutions,  either  theology  or  something 
  that  was  merely  preparatory  to  theology.  --A.  Smith. 
 
  Note:  From  the  Roman  words  universitas  collegium  corpus, 
  are  derived  the  terms  university,  college,  and 
  corporation,  of  modern  languages;  and  though  these 
  words  have  obtained  modified  significations  in  modern 
  times,  so  as  to  be  indifferently  applicable  to  the  same 
  things  they  all  agree  in  retaining  the  fundamental 
  signification  of  the  terms,  whatever  may  have  been 
  added  to  them  There  is  now  no  university,  college,  or 
  corporation,  which  is  not  a  juristical  person  in  the 
  sense  above  explained  [see  def.  2,  above];  wherever 
  these  words  are  applied  to  any  association  of  persons 
  not  stamped  with  this  mark,  it  is  an  abuse  of  terms. 
  --Eng.  Cyc. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  university 
  n  1:  the  body  of  faculty  and  students  of  a  university 
  2:  where  a  seat  of  higher  learning  is  housed,  including 
  administrative  and  living  quarters  as  well  as  facilities 
  for  research  and  teaching 
  3:  a  large  and  diverse  institution  of  higher  education  created 
  to  educate  for  life  and  for  a  profession  and  to  grant 
  degrees 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  University,  MS 
  Zip  code(s):  38677 
  University,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  22903 




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