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 On the other hand, automation debt is a collation of all of the simple and complex processes that are commonly automated but aren't. Sriram Bhargav Madhav, Forbes, 24 May 2021 The collation has been denounced by Beijing as an anti-China bloc. Brad Lendon And Selina Wang, CNN, 9 Mar. 2021 The collation has been denounced by Beijing as an anti-China bloc. Brad Lendon And Selina Wang, CNN, 9 Mar. 2021 The collation has been denounced by Beijing as an anti-China bloc. Brad Lendon And Selina Wang, CNN, 9 Mar. 2021 The collation has been denounced by Beijing as an anti-China bloc. Brad Lendon And Selina Wang, CNN, 9 Mar. 2021 The collation has been denounced by Beijing as an anti-China bloc. Brad Lendon And Selina Wang, CNN, 9 Mar. 2021 The collation has been denounced by Beijing as an anti-China bloc. Brad Lendon And Selina Wang, CNN, 9 Mar. 2021 The collation has been denounced by Beijing as an anti-China bloc. Brad Lendon And Selina Wang, CNN, 9 Mar. 2021

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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 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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