One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A member of a reformed branch of the Franciscan order, founded in France in the late 16th century.
- ‘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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