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meanings of collation


  1. A conference or consultation.
  2. The blending together of property so as to achieve equal division, mainly in the case of inheritance.
  3. The act of collating pages or sheets of a book, or from printing etc.
  4. The Collationes Patrum in Scetica Eremo Commorantium by John Cassian, an important ecclesiastical work. (Now usually with capital initial.).
  5. A reading held from the work mentioned above, as a regular service in Benedictine monasteries.
  6. Discussion, light meal.
  7. Presentation to a benefice.
  8. The presentation of a clergyman to a benefice by a bishop, who has it in his own gift.
  9. The act of conferring or bestowing.
  10. Any light meal or snack.
  11. Bringing together.
  12. The act of bringing things together and comparing them; comparison.
  13. A collection, a gathering.
  14. An heir's right to combine the whole heritable and movable estates of the deceased into one mass, sharing it equally with others who are of the same degree of kindred.
  15. The light meal taken by monks after the reading service mentioned above.


  1. To partake of a collation, or light meal.