collation: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ku-lā'shun, kō-, ko-), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of collating.
  2. 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, esp. by a bishop who is the patron or has acquired the patron's rights.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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