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remembrance Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the ability to recall past occurrences
    recollection; anamnesis.
  2. noun a recognition of meritorious service
    memorial; commemoration.

Re*mem"brance noun
OF. remembrance.
  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; admonion; 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.
    Syn. -- Recollection; reminiscence. See Memory.

Webster 1913