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collective memory

a memory or memories shared or recollected by a group, as a community or culture.
any collection of memories passed from one generation to the next. Unabridged
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  • Rituals are a form of sharing and collective memory, a sui generis calendar, characteristic of an implicit sense of time.

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collective memory

the shared memories of a group, family, race, etc
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