colligation

colligate

[kol-i-geyt]
verb (used with object), colligated, colligating.
1.
to bind or fasten together.
2.
Logic. to link (facts) together by a general description or by a hypothesis that applies to them all.

Origin:
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

colligation, noun
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colligate (ˈkɒlɪˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to connect or link together; tie; join
2.  to relate (isolated facts, observations, etc) by a general hypothesis
 
[C16: from Latin colligāre to fasten together, from com- together + ligāre to bind]
 
colli'gation
 
n

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colligate
1545, from L. colligat-, pp. stem of colligare "to bind together," from com- "together" + ligare "to bind" (see ligament). As a concept in logic, from 1837; in linguistics, from 1953.
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