Definitions of "collate"
  1. The act of returning to an estate for the purpose of an equitable split
  2. The process of returning property or bequests to an estate in order to distribute them
How to use "collate" in a sentence
  1. After her father's death, she had to collate all inherited properties for equal division among siblings.
  2. It was necessary to collate the assets back to the estate for proper allocation.
  3. When the will was read, several legacies had to be collated to the estate for distribution.

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