Teh process of thinking back to when times were either worse or better - all thoughts being memories.
My recollection of that holiday was that it was the start of a nationwide phenomena
by The Mamma with the Quan November 18, 2007
1. To collect again after an attempted previous collection.
2. To refresh, rejuvenate oneself.
1. That goddamn orphanage keeps calling our house in a futile effort to recollect donations.
2. I hate everything right now; I need to go home, recollect myself, and read the dictionary.
by Dr. Merriam-Webster February 20, 2009
A memory recalled inacuratley, to unconsciously protect against guilt, anxiety, or unwanted associations.
Are you kidding? She must be having convenient recollection!
by Taylor Larson September 25, 2006
Typically invoked by governmental officials during sworn testimony to the U.S. Congress to deny potentially damaging -- politically and/or criminally -- behavior.
From the 1994 film "Clear and Present Danger" starring Harrison Ford:

Jack Ryan: Who authorized this?
Robert Ritter: I'm sure they'll ask you that.
Jack Ryan: Who authorized it?
Robert Ritter: I have no recollection, Senator
by LetsGoOakland March 28, 2007
Your a lying one-upmanship victim whinger.
Meghan: I have been subject to racial and other abuse.

Queen Elizabeth II: Recollections may vary.
by RetSet March 10, 2021
Only being able to remember particular fragments of memories or ideas from an earlier time where the context of such memories are no longer recoverable.
I had a really good idea last night, but can't seem to remember what it is. It must be a bad case of memory recollection fragmentation.

The guy has a really bad case of memory recollection fragmentation. It took all month to engineer the tissue to CPU membrane but forgot a critical step.

Old age produces memory recollection fragmentation. Most of our patients have trouble integrating life's memories into a coherent timeline.
by Ontological June 25, 2018
flawed recollection. When you reference something from your past memory,

& discover in the future,
that what you distinctly recollect,

is now,
somehow,

a very different set of occurrences.

AKA inaccurate recall
Although Gloria swore on her mother's soul, that she remembered every detail of the day in question, her flawed recollection became crystal clear once other reliable witnesses unanimously presented statements to the contrary of Gloria's account.
by GonnaBeFoggy October 2, 2022