[ si-kloo-zhuh n ]
/ sɪˈklu ʒən /


an act of secluding: the seclusion of unruly students.
the state of being secluded; retirement; solitude: He sought seclusion in his study.
a secluded place.

Origin of seclusion

1615–25; < Medieval Latin sēclūsiōn- (stem of sēclūsiō) < Latin sēclūs(us) (past participle of sēclūdere to seclude) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

non·se·clu·sion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for seclusion


/ (sɪˈkluːʒən) /


the act of secluding or the state of being secluded
a secluded place

Word Origin for seclusion

C17: from Medieval Latin sēclūsiō; see seclude
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