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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Collation \Col*la"tion\, n. [OE. collacioun speech, conference, reflection, OF. collacion, F. collation, fr. L. collatio a bringing together, comparing, fr. collatum (used as the supine of conferre); col- + latium (used as the supine of ferre to bear), for tlatum. See Tolerate, v. t.] 1. The act of collating or comparing; a comparison of one copy er thing (as of a book, or manuscript) with another of a like kind; comparison, in general. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.) The gathering and examination of sheets preparatory to binding. [1913 Webster] 3. The act of conferring or bestowing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Not by the collation of the king . . . but by the people. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 4. A conference. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 5. (Eccl. Law) The presentation of a clergyman to a benefice by a bishop, who has it in his own gift. [1913 Webster] 6. (Law) (a) The act of comparing the copy of any paper with its original to ascertain its conformity. (b) The report of the act made by the proper officers. [1913 Webster] 7. (Scots Law) The right which an heir has of throwing the whole heritable and movable estates of the deceased into one mass, and sharing it equally with others who are of the same degree of kindred. [1913 Webster] Note: This also obtains in the civil law, and is found in the code of Louisiana. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster] 8. (Eccles.) A collection of the Lives of the Fathers or other devout work read daily in monasteries. [1913 Webster] 9. A light repast or luncheon; as, a cold collation; -- first applied to the refreshment on fast days that accompanied the reading of the collation in monasteries. [1913 Webster] A collation of wine and sweetmeats. --Whiston. [1913 Webster] Collation of seals (Old Law), a method of ascertaining the genuineness of a seal by comparing it with another known to be genuine. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

COLLATION OF SEALS. Where, on the same label, one seal was set on the back or reverse of the other, this was said to be a collation of seals. Jacob. L. D. h.t.