Meaning of COLLATION in English

COLLATION

n.1 the act or an instance of collating.

2 RC Ch. a light meal allowed during a fast.

3 a light informal meal.

Etymology: 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

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.