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verb Col*lect"
  1. To gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring together; to obtain by gathering."A band of men Collected choicely from each country." [Shak.]"'Tis memory alone that enriches the mind, by preserving what our labor and industry daily collect." [Watts.]
  2. To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes.
  3. To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises.(Archaic)"Which sequence, I conceive, is very ill collected." [Locke.]
    synonyms: To gather; assemble; congregate; muster; accumulate; garner; aggregate; amass; infer; deduce.

Etymology: L. collecrus (p. p.) of collerige to bind together; col- + legere to gather: cf. OF. collecter. See Legend, and cf. Coil (v. t.) Cull (v. t.)

verb Col*lect"
  1. To assemble together; as, the people collected in a crowd; to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks.
  2. To infer; to conclude.(Archaic)"Whence some collect that the former word imports a plurality of persons." [South.]
noun Col"lect
A short, comprehensive prayer, adapted to a particular day, occasion, or condition, and forming part of a liturgy.

Etymology: LL. collecta, fr. L. collecta a collection in money; an assemblage, fr. collerige: cf. F. collecte. See Collect (v. t.)

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  1. A short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
  2. Assemble or get together
  3. Get or bring together
  4. Call for and obtain payment of ("we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts" and "he collected the rent")
  5. Get or gather together
  6. Gather or collect
  7. Payable by the recipient on delivery ("a collect call" and "the letter came collect")
  8. Make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays ("call collect" and "send a package collect")

From Middle English collecten, a borrowing from Old French collecter, from Medieval Latin collectare (“to collect money”), from Latin collecta (“a collection of money, in Late Latin a meeting, assemblage, in Medieval Latin a tax, also an assembly for prayer, a prayer”), feminine of collectus, past participle of colligere, conligere (“to gather together, collect, consider, conclude, infer”), from com- (“together”) + legere (“to gather”).

From Latin ōrātiō ad collectam (“prayer towards the congregation”).

  1. (Christianity) The prayer said before the reading of the epistle lesson, especially one found in a prayerbook, as with the Book of Common Prayer.
    He used the day's as the basis of his sermon.

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    Past life for Collect born Feb 13, 1979

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Spain approximately on 1400. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

    Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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