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reclusion

[ri-kloo-zhuh n] /rɪˈklu ʒən/
noun
1.
the condition or life of a recluse.
2.
an act of shutting or the state of being shut up in seclusion.
Origin of reclusion
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin reclūsiōn- (stem of reclūsiō) a shutting off, equivalent to Latin reclūs(us) recluse + -iōn- -ion
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