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 for Collation of seals
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Collation \Col*la"tion\, n. [OE. collacioun speech, conference,
     reflection, OF. collacion, F. collation, fr. L. collatio a
     bringing together, comparing, fr. collatum (used as the
     supine of conferre); col- + latium (used as the supine of
     ferre to bear), for tlatum. See Tolerate, v. t.]
     1. The act of collating or comparing; a comparison of one
        copy er thing (as of a book, or manuscript) with another
        of a like kind; comparison, in general. --Pope.
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     2. (Print.) The gathering and examination of sheets
        preparatory to binding.
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     3. The act of conferring or bestowing. [Obs.]
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              Not by the collation of the king . . . but by the
              people.                               --Bacon.
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     4. A conference. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     5. (Eccl. Law) The presentation of a clergyman to a benefice
        by a bishop, who has it in his own gift.
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     6. (Law)
        (a) The act of comparing the copy of any paper with its
            original to ascertain its conformity.
        (b) The report of the act made by the proper officers.
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     7. (Scots Law) The right which an heir has of throwing the
        whole heritable and movable estates of the deceased into
        one mass, and sharing it equally with others who are of
        the same degree of kindred.
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     Note: This also obtains in the civil law, and is found in the
           code of Louisiana. --Bouvier.
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     8. (Eccles.) A collection of the Lives of the Fathers or
        other devout work read daily in monasteries.
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     9. A light repast or luncheon; as, a cold collation; -- first
        applied to the refreshment on fast days that accompanied
        the reading of the collation in monasteries.
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              A collation of wine and sweetmeats.   --Whiston.
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     Collation of seals (Old Law), a method of ascertaining the
        genuineness of a seal by comparing it with another known
        to be genuine. --Bouvier.
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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  COLLATION OF SEALS. Where, on the same label, one seal was set on the back 
  or reverse of the other, this was said to be a collation of seals. Jacob. L. 
  D. h.t. 

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