Rec`ol*lec"tion (r?k`?l*l?k"sh?n), n.
[Cf. F. récollection.] 1. The act
of recollecting, or recalling to the memory; the operation by which
objects are recalled to the memory, or ideas revived in the mind;
2. The power of recalling ideas to the mind,
or the period within which things can be recollected; remembrance;
memory; as, an event within my recollection.
3. That which is recollected; something called
to mind; reminiscence. "One of his earliest
4. The act or practice of collecting or
concentrating the mind; concentration; self-control.
From such an education Charles contracted habits of
gravity and recollection. Robertson.
Syn. -- Reminiscence; remembrance. See Memory.