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Old French remembrance, from the verb remembrer, from Late Latin rememorari. Equivalent to remember +‎ -ance.


  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈmɛmbɹəns/
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  • Hyphenation: re‧mem‧brance


remembrance ‎(plural remembrances)

  1. The act of remembering; a holding in mind, or bringing to mind; recollection.
  2. The state of being remembered, or held in mind; memory; recollection.
  3. Something remembered; a person or thing kept in memory.
  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.
  5. (obsolete) Something to be remembered; counsel; admonition; instruction.
  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. John Milton.



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Old French[edit]


remembrance f ‎(oblique plural remembrances, nominative singular remembrance, nominative plural remembrances)

  1. recollection; memory