Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A presentation to a benefice by a bishop who holds the patronage; a hotchpot; the comparison of a copy with the original.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the civil law. The colistion of goods is the supposed or real return to the mass of the succession which an heir makes of property which he received in advance of his share or otherwise, in order that such property may be divided together with the other effects of the succession. Civ. Code La. art. 1227; Miller v. Mlller, 105 Ln. 257, 29 South. 802. The term is sometimes used also in ccra-mon-law jurisdictions in the sense given abave. It is synonymous with "hotchpot." Moore v. Freeman, 50 Ohio St. 592, 35 N. E. 502. In practice. The comparison of a copy with its original to ascertain its correctness; or the report of the officer who made the comparison.