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vb. To compare critically, as books or manuscripts, in order to note the points of agreement or disagreement. To gather and place in order, as the sheets of a book for binding.


 - (Eccl.) To present and institute in a benefice, when the person presenting is both the patron and the ordinary; - followed by to. To bestow or confer.


 - vb. (Eccl.) To place in a benefice, when the person placing is both the patron and the ordinary.


 - Civil law. To return (inherited property) to an estate for division.

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