claustration

noun
claus·​tra·​tion | \ klȯˈstrāshən \
plural -s

Definition of claustration

: the act of confining in or as if in a cloister

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History and Etymology for claustration

probably from French, from Medieval Latin claustrum monastery + French -ation

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“Claustration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/claustration. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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