noun \si-ˈklü-zhən\

: the act of placing or keeping someone away from other people : the act of secluding someone

: the state of being away from other people : a secluded state or condition

Full Definition of SECLUSION

:  the act of secluding :  the condition of being secluded
:  a secluded or isolated place
se·clu·sive \-ˈklü-siv, -ziv\ adjective
se·clu·sive·ly adverb
se·clu·sive·ness noun

Examples of SECLUSION

  1. the seclusion of women that occurs in some countries
  2. I enjoyed the seclusion of the island.


Medieval Latin seclusion-, seclusio, from Latin secludere
First Known Use: circa 1616


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