mis·rec·ol·lect | \ˌmis-ˌre-kə-ˈlekt \
misrecollected; misrecollecting

Definition of misrecollect 

: to recollect wrongly misrecollect a name : to have a wrong or inaccurate recollection Dixon too in his elaborate researches into ancient husbandry, if I do not misrecollect, starts no doubt on the subject.— James Madison

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misrecollection \ˌmis-ˌre-kə-ˈlek-shən \ noun plural misrecollections
a confused misrecollection of a past time I had one misrecollection in the article I wrote about Gilbert's political career on the day after his passing. He and Dave Dorsett only faced off in one aldermanic race, not two … — Patrick Stout Innocent misrecollection, like failure of recollection, is not an uncommon human experience. — Michael N. Levy

First Known Use of misrecollect

1787, in the meaning defined above

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