n.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.
2.(Print.) The gathering and examination of sheets preparatory to binding.
3.The act of conferring or bestowing.
Not by the collation of the king . . . but by the people.
- Bacon.
4.A conference.
5.(Eccl. Law) The presentation of a clergyman to a benefice by a bishop, who has it in his own gift.
6.(Law) The act of comparing the copy of any paper with its original to ascertain its conformity.
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.
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.
v. i.1.To partake of a collation.
May 20, 1658, I . . . collationed in Spring Garden.
- Evelyn.
Noun1.collation - a light informal meal
Synonyms: snack, bite
2.collation - assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence
3.collation - careful examination and comparison to note points of disagreement

COLLATION, descents. A term used in the laws of Louisiana. Collation -of goods is the supposed or real return to the mass of the succession, which an heir makes of the property he received in advance of his share or otherwise, in order that such property may be divided, together with the other effects of the succession. Civil Code of Lo. art. 1305.
     2. As the object of collation is to equalize the heirs, it follows that those things are excluded from collation, which the heir acquired by an onerous title from the ancestor, that is, where he gave a valuable consideration for them. And upon the same principle, if a co-heir claims no share of the estate, he is not bound to collate. Qui non vult hereditatem, non cogitur ad collationem. See Id. art. 1305 to 1367; And @Hotchpot.

COLLATION, eccl. law. The act by which the bishop, who has the bestowing of a benefice, gives it to an incumbent. T. L.

COLLATION, practice. The comparison of a copy with its original, in order to ascertain its correctness and conformity; the report of the officer who made the comparison, is also called a collation.

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Collation of seals
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