1863, "act of shutting up in a cloister," as if from a noun of action formed in Latin from Latin claustrare, from claustrum (see cloister).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for claustration

  • Marriage with Fyne was certainly a change but only to another kind of claustration.

    Chance|Joseph Conrad
  • Besides, the wearing of the veil and claustration are in no wise religious obligations.

    The Life of Mohammad|Etienne Dinet