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Collate

collate vb

-lat·ed
-lat·ing
[back-formation from collation , from Latin collatio (bonorum ) bringing together (of property) for distribution to heirs]
vt
in the civil law of Louisiana
: to return to an estate for equal division [children or grandchildren, coming to the succession of their fathers, mothers or other ascendants, must what they have received "Louisiana Civil Code "]
vi
in the civil law of Louisiana
: to return property or legacies to an estate for division [shall then be obliged to up to the sum necessary "Louisiana Civil Code "]



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.