/kaleyshan/ The comparison of a copy with its original to ascertain its correctness; or the report of the officer who made the comparison. The bringing into the estate of an intestate an estimate of the value of advancements made by the intestate to his or her children in order that the whole may be divided in accordance with the statute of descents. It is synonymous with "hotchpot."
In the civil law, the collation of goods is the supposed or real return to the mass of the succession which an heir makes of property which 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. The fundamental basis of doctrine is legal presumption that ancestor intended absolute equality among his descendants in final distribution of his property, that donation by him during his lifetime to any one of them was merely advancement d'hoirie or advance on donee's hereditary share to establish him in life or for some other useful purpose, and that ancestor intended to reestablish equality among his descendants in final partition of his estate

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  • collation — 1. (kol la sion ; on prononce les deux ll, ce qui le distingue du suivant) s. f. 1°   Terme de jurisprudence. Droit de nommer à un bénéfice ecclésiastique ; action de conférer un bénéfice ecclésiastique. •   Il n y a rien à dire de ma part sur… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • collation — COLLATION. subst. fém. Droit de conférer un Bénéfice. Cette collation appartient à l Évêque, dépend de l Évêque. La présentation de cette Cure appartient à l Abbé, et la collation à l Évêque. Ce Prieuré est à la collation d un tel Abbé. f♛/b] On… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • collation — col·la·tion /kə lā shən, kä , kō / n [French, from Latin collatio bonorum (in Roman law) contribution made by emancipated heirs to an estate under an intestate succession, literally, bringing together of goods] in the civil law of Louisiana: the… …   Law dictionary

  • collation — et taille, Collatus, huius collatus, Collatio. Collation et banquet qu on fait apres souper, Comessatio. Allons faire collation chez moy, Eamus ad me comessatum. Collation de benefices en tour, Collatio sacerdotiorum circularis. Benefices en la… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • collation — late 14c., act of bringing together, from O.Fr. collation (13c.) collation, comparison, discussion (also a light supper ), from L. collationem (nom. collatio), noun of action from collatus, irregular pp. of conferre to bring together (see COLLATE …   Etymology dictionary

  • Collation — Col*la tion, v. i. To partake of a collation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] May 20, 1658, I . . . collationed in Spring Garden. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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