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- (transitive) To examine diverse documents et cetera to discover similarities and differences.
- The young attorneys were set the task of collating the contract submitted by the other side with the previous copy.
- I must collate it, word by word, with the original Hebrew.
- (transitive) To assemble something in a logical sequence.
- (transitive) To sort multiple copies of printed documents into sequences of individual page order, one sequence for each copy, especially before binding.
- Collating was still necessary because they had to insert foldout sheets and index tabs into the documents.
- (obsolete) To bestow or confer.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry?)
- (transitive, Christianity) To admit a cleric to a benefice; to present and institute in a benefice, when the person presenting is both the patron and the ordinary; followed by to.
(Can we add an example for this sense?)
examine diverse documents etc.
assemble something in a logical sequence
sort multiple copies of printed documents into sequences of individual page order
admit a cleric to a benefice