- The definition of collation is the act of assembling people or elements into an order for a specific purpose.
When you put papers into the order that they need to be in, this is an example of collation.
collation definition by Webster's New World
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- the act, process, or result of collating
- a conference or gathering, as of monks at the close of the day to listen to a reading from a religious book and to discuss it
- a light meal: originally such a meal was served in a monastery during the collation (sense )
- Library Science the physical description of a book, including the trim size, number of pages and illustrations, etc.
Origin: Middle English collacioun ; from Old French collacion, discourse ; from Classical Latin collatio: see collate
collation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The act or process of collating.
- a. A light meal permitted on fast days.b. A light meal.
collation - Legal Definition
The addition to the estate of an intestate of the value of the advancements made by the intestate to his or her children so that the estate can be divided in accordance with an intestacy statute. See also advancement.