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seclusion

[ si-kloo-zhuhn ]

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.


seclusion

/ sɪˈkluːʒən /

noun

  1. the act of secluding or the state of being secluded
  2. a secluded place


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Other Words From

  • nonse·clusion noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of seclusion1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of seclusion1

C17: from Medieval Latin sēclūsiō; see seclude

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Example Sentences

In Illinois, school employees reported using seclusion or restraint at least 23,530 times on at least 5,197 students.

New federal data, released last month, confirmed widespread use of seclusion and restraint in Illinois and across the country in 2017-18, the most recent year for which data was collected.

Lawmakers vowed to further restrict the use of seclusion and restraint and ban some restraints, but they have not done so.

The data shows that seclusion and restraint are disproportionately used on students with disabilities and on boys.

There’s solitude and seclusion, and how you feel about that makes a difference.

Ibrahim says he repeatedly wrote letters asking for his son to be taken out of seclusion.

On a bluff overlooking the sea, he pitched a tent and lived there for the next year in near total seclusion.

But his period of monastic seclusion officially comes to an end on Thursday.

Should they be seeking to bridge the gap between the hearing and deaf communities or maintain a stance of isolation and seclusion?

Idi Amin of Uganda, for one, died in the Kingdom after many years of quiet but apparently comfortable seclusion.

And now commenced a life of seclusion and retirement, which both of them enjoyed from its very novelty.

With them she spent a year, in a seclusion from the world almost as entire as that which she found in the solitude of the convent.

The seclusion in which she lived encouraged deep musings upon these vast inequalities of life.

In 1822 this "deserted woman" had lived for three years in the most rigid seclusion at Courcelles near Bayeux.

Mazaroff refrained from following, saying that he would smoke a cigarette in the seclusion of the garden.

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