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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology

Old French remembrance.

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  1. The act of remembering; a holding in mind, or bringing to mind; recollection.
    Lest fierce remembrance wake my sudden rage. Milton.
    Lest the remembrance of his grief should fail. Addison.
  2. The state of being remembered, or held in mind; memory; recollection.
    This, ever grateful, in remembrance bear. Pope.
  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. Spenser.
    Keep this remembrance for thy Julia's sake. Shak.
  5. Something to be remembered; counsel; admonition; 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. Milton.

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