Definition for MEM'OIR

MEM'OIR, n. [Fr. memoire, memory.]

  1. A species of history written by a person who had some share in the transactions related. Persons often write their own memoirs.
  2. A history of transactions in which some person had a principal share, is called his memoirs, though compiled or written by a different hand.
  3. The history of a society, or the journals and proceedings of a society; as, memoirs of the Royal Society.
  4. A written account; register of facts. Arbuthnot.

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