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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Print.) The gathering and examination of sheets preparatory to binding. [1913 Webster]

3. The act of conferring or bestowing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Not by the collation of the king . . . but by the people. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. A conference. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

5. (Eccl. Law) The presentation of a clergyman to a benefice by a bishop, who has it in his own gift. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Note: This also obtains in the civil law, and is found in the code of Louisiana. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

8. (Eccles.) A collection of the Lives of the Fathers or other devout work read daily in monasteries. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

A collation of wine and sweetmeats. --Whiston. [1913 Webster]

{Collation of seals} (Old Law), a method of ascertaining the genuineness of a seal by comparing it with another known to be genuine. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • collation — 1. (kol la sion ; on prononce les deux ll, ce qui le distingue du suivant) s. f. 1°   Terme de jurisprudence. Droit de nommer à un bénéfice ecclésiastique ; action de conférer un bénéfice ecclésiastique. •   Il n y a rien à dire de ma part sur… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • collation — COLLATION. subst. fém. Droit de conférer un Bénéfice. Cette collation appartient à l Évêque, dépend de l Évêque. La présentation de cette Cure appartient à l Abbé, et la collation à l Évêque. Ce Prieuré est à la collation d un tel Abbé. f♛/b] On… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • collation — Collation. s. f. Droit de conferer un Benefice. Cette Cure, ce Prieuré, &c. est à sa collation. cette collation appartient à l Evesque, ou depend de l Evesque. Il signifie aussi, Les Benefices qu on a droit de conferer. Il y a de belles… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • collation — col·la·tion /kə lā shən, kä , kō / n [French, from Latin collatio bonorum (in Roman law) contribution made by emancipated heirs to an estate under an intestate succession, literally, bringing together of goods] in the civil law of Louisiana: the… …   Law dictionary

  • collation — et taille, Collatus, huius collatus, Collatio. Collation et banquet qu on fait apres souper, Comessatio. Allons faire collation chez moy, Eamus ad me comessatum. Collation de benefices en tour, Collatio sacerdotiorum circularis. Benefices en la… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • collation — late 14c., act of bringing together, from O.Fr. collation (13c.) collation, comparison, discussion (also a light supper ), from L. collationem (nom. collatio), noun of action from collatus, irregular pp. of conferre to bring together (see COLLATE …   Etymology dictionary

  • Collation — Col*la tion, v. i. To partake of a collation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] May 20, 1658, I . . . collationed in Spring Garden. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collation — [kō lā′shən, kälā shən, kəlā shən] n. [ME collacioun < OFr collacion, discourse < L collatio: see COLLATE] 1. the act, process, or result of collating 2. a conference or gathering, as of monks at the close of the day to listen to a reading… …   English World dictionary

  • Collation — (v. lat. Collatio), 1) im Canonischen Rechte die Verleihung u. Übertragung eines Kirchenamtes durch die Kirchengewalt. Bei den höheren Beneficiaten wird das Individuum entweder durch Wahl od. landesfürstliche Ernennung bezeichnet u. vom Papste… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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