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A senior member of a college, supported to a greater or lesser extent by, or enjoying perquisites from the College’s endowment and nowadays normally required upon election to undertake academical or administrative duties within the College. In most Colleges the Head and the Fellows form the corporation, and in all Colleges they form the Governing Body for changing statutes, and with other powers varying from College to College. Most Fellows have some share in the government of a College, but see under Governing Body.