Pronunciation: (sem'u-ner"ē),[key] —n., —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.