Meaning of COLLATION in English

COLLATION

/keuh lay"sheuhn, koh-, ko-/ , n.

1. the act of collating.

2. Bibliog. the verification of the number and order of the leaves and signatures of a volume.

3. a light meal that may be permitted on days of general fast.

4. any light meal.

5. (in a monastery) the practice of reading and conversing on the lives of the saints or the Scriptures at the close of the day.

6. the presentation of a member of the clergy to a benefice, esp. by a bishop who is the patron or has acquired the patron's rights.

[ 1175-1225; ME collacion ( collacion-, collation- (s. of collatio ), equiv. to L collat ( us ) (see COLLATE) + -ion- -ION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .