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A seminary, school of theology, theological seminary, or divinity school is an educational institution for educating students (sometimes called seminarians) in scripture and theology, generally to prepare them for ordination to serve as clergy, in academics, or mostly in Christian ministry.[1]

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina

The English word is taken from Latin: seminarium, translated as 'seed-bed', an image taken from the Council of Trent document Cum adolescentium aetas, 'Since the age of adolescence' which called for the first modern seminaries.[2]

In the United States, the term is currently used for graduate-level theological institutions, but historically it was used for high schools.