the act of collating.
Bibliography. the verification of the number and order of the leaves and signatures of a volume.
a light meal that may be permitted on days of general fast.
any light meal.
(in a monastery) the practice of reading and conversing on the lives of the saints or the Scriptures at the close of the day.
the presentation of a member of the clergy to a benefice, especially by a bishop who is the patron or has acquired the patron's rights.
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How to use collation in a sentence
For the first time, Labor could govern without having the Likud in its collation government.
In Tiefurt we partook of a magnificent collation consisting of a mug of beer, brown bread and sausage!Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
For a "cold collation on the occasion of the audit" our Council always allows 10.
Later they became more common and this edition was corrected by collation with six others.Baron d'Holbach | Max Pearson Cushing
He based his text on a collation of all the preceding editions.The Translations of Beowulf | Chauncey Brewster Tinker
The atrocities constituting this "cold collation" of diabolisms are taken mainly from various Californian journals.The Fiend's Delight | Dod Grile
British Dictionary definitions for collation
the act or process of collating
a description of the technical features of a book
RC Church a light meal permitted on fast days
any light informal meal
the appointment of a clergyman to a benefice
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