Rec`ol*lect" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recollected; imp. & p. p. Recollecting.] [Pref. re- + collect: cf. L. recolligere, recollectum, to collect. Cf. Recollet.]


To recover or recall the knowledge of; to bring back to the mind or memory; to remember.


Reflexively, to compose one's self; to recover self-command; as, to recollect one's self after a burst of anger; -- sometimes, formerly, in the perfect participle.

The Tyrian queen . . . Admired his fortunes, more admired the man; Then recollected stood. Dryden.


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Rec"ol*lect, n. [See Recollet.] Eccl.

A friar of the Strict Observance, -- an order of Franciscans.

[Written also Recollet.]

Addis & Arnold.


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