Definition of Recollet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrākôˈlā/ /ˌrekəˈlet/
(also Recollect /ˈrekəlekt/)


A member of a reformed branch of the Franciscan order, founded in France in the late 16th century.
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.


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

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Syllabification: Rec·ol·let

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