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noun analogical procedure, analogy, appositeness, ascertainment, balance, check, checking, comparative estimate, comparison, confirmation, contrast, correlation, cross-check, determination, differentiation, examination, juxtaposition, relation
Associated concepts: collation of seals, collation of the propprty in an estate

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.

COLLATION, eccl. law. The act by which the bishop, who has the bestowing of a benefice, gives it to an incumbent. T. L.

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.

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Pictured from left are Glyn Thomas of >UK Steel Enterprise, and Scan & Collate directors Dewi Thomas and Andrew Clarke Nick Treharne
As a virtual knowledge and working environment for distributed user groups the COLLATE system provides appropriate task-based interfaces for analyzing, comparing, indexing and annotating the scanned-in source material.
Collates the data in a choice of formats (Word, pdf, html, csv etc)
Now order data from the mainframe launches a fulfillment process that generates an invoice, scans bar codes and matches invoice with piced product, collates and merges literature, and then automatically wraps and seals the pacaged order.
It collates valuable critique of Habraken's ideas -- some threatened by an undermining of the creative and professional role of architects, others by an ideology which seemed to play into the hands of big industry -- an anathema in the ideologically heady days of the '60s.
Gespro production management collates all the data that can be utilized with three different software systems.
The manually-gathered information is then typed into a computer which collects and collates the information.
The new collating and wrapping system receives the cartons of teabags from the production line, turns them on end, collates them on a tray, glues the tray and then provides an overall shrink wrap, doubling the flexibility compared with their current machine.
The National Audit Office for Wales has opted not to investigate the way in which the Welsh Development Agency collates its job created and safeguarded figures.
In contrast, the Bradman Lake Racetrack Cartoner collates product, erects, loads and seals endload cartons at speeds of 350-400 bars a minute in a single machine unit.