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recollect call back to one's mind XVI. var., with distinctive pronunc., of re-collect †collect; collect again XVI; summon up (one's spirits, courage, etc.) XVII; f. recollect-, pp. stem of L. recolligere collect again, f. RE- + colligere COLLECT1.
So recollection A. gathering together again XVI; B. concentration of thought; recalling to the memory XVII. — F. or medL.

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