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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collection  \Col*lec"tion\,  n.  [L.  collectio:  cf  F.  collection.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  collecting  or  of  gathering;  as  the 
  collection  of  specimens. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  collected;  as: 
  a  A  gathering  or  assemblage  of  objects  or  of  persons. 
  ``A  collection  of  letters.''  --Macaulay. 
  b  A  gathering  of  money  for  charitable  or  other  purposes, 
  as  by  passing  a  contribution  box  for  freewill 
  offerings.  ``The  collection  for  the  saints.''  --1  Cor. 
  xvi.  1 
  c  (Usually  in  pl.)  That  which  is  obtained  in  payment  of 
  demands. 
  d  An  accumulation  of  any  substance.  ``Collections  of 
  moisture.''  --Whewell.  ``A  purulent  collection.'' 
  --Dunglison. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  inferring  or  concluding  from  premises  or 
  observed  facts;  also  that  which  is  inferred.  [Obs.] 
 
  We  may  safely  say  thus  that  wrong  collections  have 
  been  hitherto  made  out  of  those  words  by  modern 
  divines.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  The  jurisdiction  of  a  collector  of  excise.  [Eng.] 
 
  Syn:  Gathering;  assembly;  assemblage;  group  crowd; 
  congregation;  mass;  heap;  compilation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  collection 
  n  1:  several  things  grouped  together  [syn:  {aggregation},  {accumulation}, 
  {assemblage}] 
  2:  a  publication  containing  a  variety  of  works  [syn:  {compendium}] 
  3:  request  for  a  sum  of  money  (as  in  church)  [syn:  {solicitation}, 
  {appeal},  {ingathering}] 
  4:  the  act  of  gathering  something  together  [syn:  {collecting}, 
  {assembling}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Collection 
  The  Christians  in  Palestine,  from  various  causes,  suffered  from 
  poverty.  Paul  awakened  an  interest  in  them  among  the  Gentile 
  churches,  and  made  pecuniary  collections  in  their  behalf  (Acts 
  24:17;  Rom.  15:25,  26;  1  Cor.  16:1-3;  2  Cor.  8:9;  Gal.  2:10). 
 




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