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seclusion

[si-kloo-zhuh n] /sɪˈklu ʒən/
noun
1.
an act of secluding:
the seclusion of unruly students.
2.
the state of being secluded; retirement; solitude:
He sought seclusion in his study.
3.
a secluded place.
Origin of seclusion
1615-1625
1615-25; < Medieval Latin sēclūsiōn- (stem of sēclūsiō) < Latin sēclūs(us) (past participle of sēclūdere to seclude) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonseclusion, noun
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  • His latter years were spent in seclusion, and he died at Farnham on June 25th, 1879.

  • She would stay undisturbed in her seclusion, keeping her festival alone.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • I shut myself into this place of seclusion, after breakfast, and meditate.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • He was not the less alone for having spent so many years in seclusion and retirement.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • Never did she appear more beautiful than when, in 1788, she reappeared after her seclusion.

British Dictionary definitions for seclusion

seclusion

/sɪˈkluːʒən/
noun
1.
the act of secluding or the state of being secluded
2.
a secluded place
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin sēclūsiō; see seclude
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Word Origin and History for seclusion
n.

1610s, from Medieval Latin seclusionem (nominative seclusio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin secludere (see seclude).

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