CollationThe idea from collation it has various uses. The concept can be used as a synonym for appetizer: a small portion of food eaten before lunch or dinner. A collation is also the food that is served in a social event developed to celebrate something or to make an announcement.

For instance: “The nutritionist recommended a snack healthy before dinner to avoid junk food “, “The municipality will offer a collation to journalists who come to cover the event”, “The graduates will celebrate the obtaining of the title with a collation in the theater of the center”.

In some countries, a certain type of candy. These collations are small pieces of dough with different shapes that are coated with sugar.

A collation can also be a mention. When someone says that something “Comes up”, refers to an expression that is related to another. Suppose the host of a radio program begins to talk about the possible negative effects of high temperatures on the Health. Then he refers to the problems that are registered in his city with the supply of drinking water and electricity, saying that this issue “Comes up” from the above: if it is very hot and people do not have access to water and electricity, they are at risk.

The territorial area that is part of a parish It can be called a collation. In ancient times, cities they were divided into several collations, each with its own jury.

It is called hereditary collation, on the other hand, to the contribution of assets to the hereditary estate carried out by forced heirs if they have obtained part of their inheritance by his living relative.

The hereditary mass It represents everything that makes up a person’s inheritance, that is, all their belongings. The forced heirs are those who the law determines that they have right to inherit a portion of it, the so-called legitimate, that the testator (who writes the will) cannot leave anyone else.

CollationIn short, the concept of hereditary collation refers to the contribution of assets that forced heirs make after the testator dies, so that it is possible to achieve a balance with respect to the portions of the others once the compensation for the previous donation has been made.

There is talk of collation action to give a name to the obligation of the forced heirs to put the value of the assets received by way of donation in the hereditary estate. The delivery made by the deceased in life to one of his forced heirs is taken as an advance on the inheritanceIn such a way that when the moment of the partition has arrived, it must be subtracted from the portion that corresponded to it, compensating the others with goods of an equivalent value.

These concepts are far from modern, since many of them emerged centuries ago and went through a long process of refinement to reach their current form. The legitimate, for example, appeared in Roman Law at the end of the period known as The Republic, which ended in the year 27 BC. C., to prevent the deceased’s successors from appropriating their goods arbitrarily, depriving the younger heirs of their share.

It is important to note that the collation only occurs when the subject receiving the donation is a forced heir, when the deceased does not expressly dispense with the obligation of the contribution and when it is a succession without a will. In some way, it is a means that guarantees the equality to the heirs.