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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a light informal meal;
[syn: bite, collation, snack]

2. assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence;

3. careful examination and comparison to note points of disagreement;

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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Collation \Col*la"tion\, v. i. To partake of a collation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] May 20, 1658, I . . . collationed in Spring Garden. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

collation n 1: a light informal meal [syn: bite, collation, snack] 2: assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence 3: careful examination and comparison to note points of disagreement
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "collation": allocation, allotment, apportionment, arrangement, array, arraying, ascertainment, assurance, bite, certification, check, checking, collocation, comparative scrutiny, confirmation, constitution, cross-check, deployment, determination, disposal, disposition, distribution, ensuring, establishment, form, formation, formulation, light lunch, light meal, light repast, marshaling, nosh, order, ordering, placement, reassurance, reassurement, refreshments, regimentation, snack, spot of lunch, structuring, substantiation, syntax, validation, verification
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

COLLATION, descents. A term used in the laws of Louisiana. Collation -of goods is the supposed or real return to the mass of the succession, which an heir makes of the property he received in advance of his share or otherwise, in order that such property may be divided, together with the other effects of the succession. Civil Code of Lo. art. 1305. 2. As the object of collation is to equalize the heirs, it follows that those things are excluded from collation, which the heir acquired by an onerous title from the ancestor, that is, where he gave a valuable consideration for them. And upon the same principle, if a co-heir claims no share of the estate, he is not bound to collate. Qui non vult hereditatem, non cogitur ad collationem. See Id. art. 1305 to 1367; And @Hotchpot.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

COLLATION, eccl. law. The act by which the bishop, who has the bestowing of a benefice, gives it to an incumbent. T. L.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

COLLATION, practice. The comparison of a copy with its original, in order to ascertain its correctness and conformity; the report of the officer who made the comparison, is also called a collation.