Definition of Recollet in English:

Recollet

Line breaks: Rec|ol¦let
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛkəleɪ
 
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(also Recollect /ˈrɛkəlɛkt/)

noun

historical
  • A member of a reformed branch of the Franciscan order, founded in France in the late 16th century.
    More example sentences
    • The Recollects sent to Placentia attended this mission.
    • La Salle hated and harassed the Jesuits but got along fairly well with the Recollects.

Origin

from French récollet, from medieval Latin recollectus 'gathered together', expressing a notion of concentration, and absorption in thought.

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