Definition of Recollet in English:


Syllabification: Rec·ol·let
Pronunciation: /ˌrākôˈlā, ˌrekəˈlet
(also Recollect /ˈrekəlekt/)


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


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

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