Re*mem"brance (-brans), n. [OF. remembrance.]

1. The act of remembering; a holding in mind, or bringing to mind; recollection.

Lest fierce remembrance wake my sudden rage.

Lest the remembrance of his grief should fail.

2. The state of being remembered, or held in mind; memory; recollection.

This, ever grateful, in remembrance bear.

3. Something remembered; a person or thing kept in memory. Shak.

4. That which serves to keep in or bring to mind; a memorial; a token; a memento; a souvenir; a memorandum or note of something to be remembered.

And on his breast a bloody cross he bore,
The dear remembrance of his dying Lord.

Keep this remembrance for thy Julia's sake.

5. Something to be remembered; counsel; admoni??on; instruction. [Obs.] Shak.

6. Power of remembering; reach of personal knowledge; period over which one's memory extends.

Thee I have heard relating what was done
Ere my remembrance.

Syn. -- Recollection; reminiscence. See Memory.