Collation



[kuh-ley-shuh n, koh-, ko-] /kəˈleɪ ʃən, koʊ-, kɒ-/

noun
1.
the act of .
2.
Bibliography. the verification of the number and order of the leaves and signatures of a volume.
3.
a light meal that may be permitted on days of general fast.
4.
any light meal.
5.
(in a monastery) the practice of reading and conversing on the lives of the saints or the Scriptures at the close of the day.
6.
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.
/kɒˈleɪʃən; kə-/
noun
1.
the act or process of collating
2.
a description of the technical features of a book
3.
(RC Church) a light meal permitted on fast days
4.
any light informal meal
5.
the appointment of a clergyman to a benefice
n.

late 14c., “act of bringing together,” from Old French collation (13c.) “collation, comparison, discussion” (also “a light supper”), from Latin collationem (nominative collatio), noun of action from collatus, irregular past participle of conferre “to bring together” (see collate). The word has had many meanings over the centuries. As the title of a popular 5c. religious work by John Cassian, “Collation” was sometimes translated into Old English as Þurhtogenes.

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