Memoir Mem"oir, or pl. Memoirs Mem"oirs, n. [F. m['e]moire, m., memorandum, fr. m['e]moire, f., memory, L. memoria. See {Memory}.] 1. A memorial account; a history composed from personal experience and memory; an account of transactions or events (usually written in familiar style) as they are remembered by the writer. See {History}, 2. [1913 Webster]

2. A memorial of any individual; a biography; often, a biography written without special regard to method and completeness. [1913 Webster]

3. An account of something deemed noteworthy; an essay; a record of investigations of any subject; the journals and proceedings of a society. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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