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[kol-i-geyt] /ˈkɒl ɪˌgeɪt/
verb (used with object), colligated, colligating.
to bind or fasten together.
Logic. to link (facts) together by a general description or by a hypothesis that applies to them all.
Origin of colligate
1425-75 for obsolete adj. sense “bound together”; 1535-45 for def 1; < Latin colligātus (past participle of colligāre), equivalent to col- col-1 + ligā- (stem of ligāre to bind) + -tus past participle ending
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colligation, noun Unabridged
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verb (transitive)
to connect or link together; tie; join
to relate (isolated facts, observations, etc) by a general hypothesis
Derived Forms
colligation, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin colligāre to fasten together, from com- together + ligāre to bind
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Word Origin and History for colligate

1540s, from Latin colligatus, past participle of colligare "to bind together," from com- "together" (see com-) + ligare "to bind" (see ligament). As a concept in logic, from 1837; in linguistics, from 1953. Related: Colligation.

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