nounWord forms: plural ˈsemiˌnaries
3. a school or college where persons are trained to become priests, ministers, or rabbis
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Word origin of 'seminary'
ME, seed plot < L seminarium
, seed plot, nursery, neut. of seminarius
, of seed < semen
, a seed