Colligate



[kol-i-geyt] /ˈkɒl ɪˌgeɪt/

verb (used with object), colligated, colligating.
1.
to bind or fasten together.
2.
Logic. to link (facts) together by a general description or by a hypothesis that applies to them all.
/ˈkɒlɪˌɡeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to connect or link together; tie; join
2.
to relate (isolated facts, observations, etc) by a general hypothesis
v.

1540s, from Latin colligatus, past participle of colligare “to bind together,” from com- “together” (see com-) + ligare “to bind” (see ligament). As a concept in logic, from 1837; in linguistics, from 1953. Related: Colligation.

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