collation

noun
col·​la·​tion | \ kə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce collation (audio) , kä-, kō- \

Definition of collation

1 [Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin collation-, collatio, from Late Latin, conference, from Latin, bringing together, comparison, from conferre (past participle collatus) to bring together — more at confer, tolerate]
a : a light meal allowed on fast days in place of lunch or supper
b : a light meal
2 [Middle English, from Latin collation-, collatio] : the act, process, or result of collating

Examples of collation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web David reached out to the players collation, which was created by Anquan Boldin and Malcolm Jenkins in a combination of working with the league. Indystar Staff Reports, Indianapolis Star, "Full transcript of Colts GM Chris Ballard's powerful words on racism, Black Lives Matter," 4 June 2020 Mezey’s finest translations remained unpublished except in a few copy-shop collations circulated among friends. Dana Gioia, Los Angeles Times, "Pomona professor, poet and translator Robert Mezey dies," 29 Apr. 2020 Now, with just weeks remaining to negotiate a governing collation, the ties to Trump that Netanyahu had trumpeted with billboards of the two of shaking hands are widely seen as a liability. BostonGlobe.com, "Israelis see Trump’s Syria pullout as a ‘betrayal’ that could unravel the region - The Boston Globe," 12 Oct. 2019 Now, with just weeks remaining to negotiate a governing collation, the ties to Trump that Netanyahu had trumpeted with billboards of the two of shaking hands are widely seen as a liability. BostonGlobe.com, "Israelis see Trump’s Syria pullout as a ‘betrayal’ that could unravel the region - The Boston Globe," 12 Oct. 2019 Now, with just weeks remaining to negotiate a governing collation, the ties to Trump that Netanyahu had trumpeted with billboards of the two of shaking hands are widely seen as a liability. BostonGlobe.com, "Israelis see Trump’s Syria pullout as a ‘betrayal’ that could unravel the region - The Boston Globe," 12 Oct. 2019 Now, with just weeks remaining to negotiate a governing collation, the ties to Trump that Netanyahu had trumpeted with billboards of the two of shaking hands are widely seen as a liability. BostonGlobe.com, "Israelis see Trump’s Syria pullout as a ‘betrayal’ that could unravel the region - The Boston Globe," 12 Oct. 2019 Now, with just weeks remaining to negotiate a governing collation, the ties to Trump that Netanyahu had trumpeted with billboards of the two of shaking hands are widely seen as a liability. BostonGlobe.com, "Israelis see Trump’s Syria pullout as a ‘betrayal’ that could unravel the region - The Boston Globe," 12 Oct. 2019 Now, with just weeks remaining to negotiate a governing collation, the ties to Trump that Netanyahu had trumpeted with billboards of the two of shaking hands are widely seen as a liability. BostonGlobe.com, "Israelis see Trump’s Syria pullout as a ‘betrayal’ that could unravel the region - The Boston Globe," 12 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of collation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Collation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collation. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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collation

noun
col·​la·​tion | \ kə-ˈlā-shən, kä-, kō- How to pronounce collation (audio) \

Legal Definition of collation

in the civil law of Louisiana : the actual or supposed return of goods to the mass of the succession that is made by an heir who received property in advance for the purpose of having the property divided with the rest of the succession — compare hotchpot

Note: Children and grandchildren of a decedent must return anything that they received in advance by donation inter vivos. Further, they cannot claim legacies made to them unless made expressly by the decedent as an advantage over their coheirs to be received besides their portion of the succession. Donations made to a grandchild by a grandparent during the life of the child's father are not subject to collation. A collation may be made in kind by the actual delivering up of the thing given, or by taking less from the succession in proportion to the value of the thing received in advance.

History and Etymology for collation

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

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