Meaning of COLLATION in English

COLLATION

transcription, транскрипция: [ kɔˈleɪʃən ]

n. 1 the act or an instance of collating. 2 RC Ch. a light meal allowed during a fast. 3 a light informal meal. [ME f. OF f. L collatio -onis (see COLLATE): sense 2 f. Cassian's Collationes Patrum (= Lives of the Fathers) read by Benedictines and followed by a light meal]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.