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collation


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collation  \Col*la"tion\,  n.  [OE.  collacioun  speech,  conference, 
  reflection,  OF  collacion,  F.  collation,  fr  L.  collatio  a 
  bringing  together,  comparing,  fr  collatum  (used  as  the 
  supine  of  conferre);  col-  +  latium  (used  as  the  supine  of 
  ferre  to  bear),  for  tlatum.  See  {Tolerate},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  collating  or  comparing;  a  comparison  of  one 
  copy  er  thing  (as  of  a  book,  or  manuscript)  with  another 
  of  a  like  kind  comparison,  in  general.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  (Print.)  The  gathering  and  examination  of  sheets 
  preparatory  to  binding. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  conferring  or  bestowing.  [Obs.] 
 
  Not  by  the  collation  of  the  king  .  .  .  but  by  the 
  people.  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  A  conference.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  5.  (Eccl.  Law)  The  presentation  of  a  clergyman  to  a  benefice 
  by  a  bishop,  who  has  it  in  his  own  gift. 
 
  6.  (Law) 
  a  The  act  of  comparing  the  copy  of  any  paper  with  its 
  original  to  ascertain  its  conformity. 
  b  The  report  of  the  act  made  by  the  proper  officers. 
 
  7.  (Scots  Law)  The  right  which  an  heir  has  of  throwing  the 
  whole  heritable  and  movable  estates  of  the  deceased  into 
  one  mass,  and  sharing  it  equally  with  others  who  are  of 
  the  same  degree  of  kindred. 
 
  Note:  This  also  obtains  in  the  civil  law,  and  is  found  in  the 
  code  of  Louisiana.  --Bouvier. 
 
  8.  (Eccles.)  A  collection  of  the  Lives  of  the  Fathers  or 
  other  devout  work  read  daily  in  monasteries. 
 
  9.  A  light  repast  or  luncheon;  as  a  cold  collation;  --  first 
  applied  to  the  refreshment  on  fast  days  that  accompanied 
  the  reading  of  the  collation  in  monasteries. 
 
  A  collation  of  wine  and  sweetmeats.  --Whiston. 
 
  {Collation  of  seals}  (Old  Law),  a  method  of  ascertaining  the 
  genuineness  of  a  seal  by  comparing  it  with  another  known 
  to  be  genuine.  --Bouvier. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collation  \Col*la"tion\,  v.  i. 
  To  partake  of  a  collation.  [Obs.] 
 
  May  20,  1658,  I  .  .  .  collationed  in  Spring  Garden. 
  --Evelyn. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  collation 
  n  1:  a  light  informal  meal  [syn:  {bite},  {snack},  {nosh}] 
  2:  assembling  in  proper  numerical  or  logical  sequence 
  3:  careful  examination  and  comparison  to  note  points  of 
  disagreement 




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