- the condition or life of a recluse.
- an act of shutting or the state of being shut up in seclusion.
Origin of reclusion
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Examples from the Web for reclusion
She escaped with two years of reclusion and six more of exile.
He has been tried and convicted of swindling, in France, and sentenced to five years' reclusion, with labour.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
In the central prisons three kinds of punishment exist, forced labour, confinement called 'reclusion,' and correction.Roumania Past and Present
He was thrown into prison and, in 1572, was sentenced to penance and reclusion, thus rendering him ineligible.
It was little likely that the Central prison to which she was consigned in perpetual "reclusion" would ever surrender its prey.The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood