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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: mémoire 'memory', from Latin memoria; MEMORY

memoir

noun
     
mem‧oir [countable]
1

memoirs

[plural] a book by someone important and famous in which they write about their life and experiences:
Lady Thatcher had just published her memoirs.
2 formal a short piece of writing about a person or place that you knew well, or an event that you experienced

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