Definition of Recollet in English:

Recollet

(also Recollect)

noun

historical
  • 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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Recollet

/ˈrɛkəleɪ/