recollection

[rek-uh-lek-shuhn]

Origin of recollection

1635–45; < French récollection or Medieval Latin recollēctiōn- (stem of recollēctiō), equivalent to recollēct(us) (see recollect) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsmis·rec·ol·lec·tion, nounnon·rec·ol·lec·tion, nounself-rec·ol·lec·tion, noun

Synonyms for recollection

1. recall. 1, 2. memory. 2. memoir.
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British Dictionary definitions for misrecollection

recollection

noun
  1. the act of recalling something from memory; the ability to remember
  2. something remembered; a memory
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Word Origin and History for misrecollection

recollection

n.

1590s, "a gathering together again," from French récollection (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin recollectionem (nominative recollectio), noun of action from past participle stem of recolligere (see recollect). Meaning "act of recalling to memory" is from 1680s; a thing or scene so recalled, from 1781.

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