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 actual or supposed return of goods to the mass of the succession that is made by an heir who received property in advance for the purpose of having the property divided with the rest of the succession compare hotchpot
◇ Children and grandchildren of a decedent must return anything that they received in advance by donation inter vivos. Further, they cannot claim legacies made to them unless made expressly by the decedent as an advantage over their coheirs to be received besides their portion of the succession. Donations made to a grandchild by a grandparent during the life of the child's father are not subject to collation. A collation may be made in kind by the actual delivering up of the thing given, or by taking less from the succession in proportion to the value of the thing received in advance.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

n. The addition to the estate of an intestate of the value of the advancements made by the intestate to his or her children so that the estate can be divided in accordance with an intestacy statute.
See also advancement.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • 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

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