Definition of Recollet in US English:

Recollet

(also Recollect)

noun

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

    • ‘La Salle hated and harassed the Jesuits but got along fairly well with the Recollects.’
    • ‘The Recollects sent to Placentia attended this mission.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Recollet

/ˌrākôˈlā/