from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of inclosing, or the state of being inclosed.
  • noun The separation and appropriation of land by means of a fence; hence, the appropriation of things common; reduction to private possession.
  • noun That which incloses; anything that environs, encompasses, or incloses within limits.
  • noun That which is inclosed or shut in;a space or an object surrounded or enveloped. Specifically
  • noun A tract of land surrounded by a fence, hedge, or equivalent protection, together with such fence or hedge.
  • noun A letter or paper inclosed with another in an envelop. See Inclose, 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of inclosing; the state of being inclosed, shut up, or encompassed; the separation of land from common ground by a fence.
  • noun That which is inclosed or placed within something; a thing contained; a space inclosed or fenced up.
  • noun That which incloses; a barrier or fence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of enclosure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
  • noun something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter


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