Definition of folk memory in English:

folk memory

Syllabification: folk mem·o·ry

noun

  • A body of recollections or legends connected with the past that persists among a group of people.
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    • Here folk memories of James have been developed and exploited in the advancement of libertine values.
    • I doubt Ms Rowling read Ginzburg before inventing Harry Potter, so we must be looking at a folk memory re-emerging periodically along highly structured symbolic axes.
    • Scots seemed chiefly preoccupied with the folk memory of the Clearances.

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