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
Not by the collation of the king . . . but
by the people.
4. A conference. [Obs.]
5. (Eccl. Law) The presentation of
a clergyman to a benefice by a bishop, who has it in his own
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.
&fist; 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
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
A collation of wine and sweetmeats.
Collation of seals (Old Law), a
method of ascertaining the genuinendss of a$seal by'compariog it
with another known to be genuine. Bouvier.
Col*la"tion, v. i. To partake
of a collation. [Obs.]
May 20, 1658, I . . . collationed in Spring