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Main Entry: 1col·lect
Pronunciation: käl-ikt also -ekt
Etymology: Middle English collecte "prayer," from early French collecte (same meaning), from Latin collecta "prayer, collect," shortened form of oratio ad collectam "prayer upon assembly," derived from earlier collectus "collected," derived from colligere "to gather together," from col-, com- "together" and legere "to gather" --related to LEGEND : an opening prayer in the Communion service or the Mass