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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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Project Description : This component of the electoral cycle programme aims to support the development of a national decentralized system for transmitting and collating election results.
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SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON -- Following on from the highly successful launch of their defence division, visiongain are proud to announce their presence at Farnborough International 2006, collating the official statistics for the air show.
To provide high-speed value-added features such as duplexing, instant access to forms and fonts, collating, spooling and others, network printers must contain a robust printing operating system.
Across the district, 140 electronic polling booths will be set up with four counting centres collating and announcing the results at Alcester, Shipston, Southam and Stratford.
Furthermore, the typical method of report production for property managers involves timely manual processing and working with each individual program needed to prepare specific reports, as well as bursting, decollating, duplicating and collating -- in short, a massive paper job.
Collating this information with two-dimensional images led to the deduction of the connected structure of the filament.
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