Examples of seclusion in a sentence
the seclusion of women that occurs in some countries
I enjoyed the seclusion of the island.
Did You Know?
With its prefix se-, "apart", seclusion has the basic meaning of a place or condition that's "closed away". A lone island may be secluded, and its seclusion might be what its owner prizes most about it. Presidents and their staffs may go into seclusion before making critical decisions. Monastery life is purposely secluded, and monks may have taken vows to live lives of seclusion. The deadly brown recluse spider prefers seclusion but is sometimes disturbed by very unlucky people.
Origin and Etymology of seclusion
Medieval Latin seclusion-, seclusio, from Latin secludere
First Known Use: circa 1616
Synonym Discussion of seclusion
SECLUSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of seclusion for English Language Learners
: 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
SECLUSION Defined for Kids
Definition of seclusion for Students
: the condition of being hidden from sight or kept away from others
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