Meaning of COLLATION in English

COLLATION

[col.la.tion] n (14c) 1 [ME, fr. ML collation-, collatio, fr. LL, conference, fr. L, bringing together, comparison, fr. conferre (pp. collatus) to bring together--more at confer, tolerate] a: a light meal allowed on fast days in place of lunch or supper b: a light meal

2. [ME, fr. L collation-, collatio]: the act, process, or result of collating

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