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reclusion

[ri-kloo-zhuh n]
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noun
  1. the condition or life of a recluse.
  2. an act of shutting or the state of being shut up in seclusion.
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Origin of reclusion

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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Historical Examples

  • She escaped with two years of reclusion and six more of exile.

    A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4

    Henry Charles Lea

  • 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.

  • 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.