from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition of being a recluse.
  • n. The state of being in solitary confinement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Life as a recluse

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A state of retirement from the world; seclusion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A state of retirement from the world; seclusion.
  • n. Specifically, the life or condition of a recluse or immured solitary.


recluse +‎ -ion (Wiktionary)


  • The project manifests a clear longing for reclusion from the neighbouring constructions.

    Silva Ferreira House by Arquiprojecta

  • The prisoners condemned to 'reclusion' work in tanneries and ropewalks, as for example in the prison of Margineni, and they are entitled to four-tenths of the products of their labour.

    Roumania Past and Present

  • When gas is pricey it is much easier to rationalize online shopping, even when gas ISN'T 4 dollars a gallon, I prefer online shopping as I spend less money when I don't go outside, reclusion does have an upside.

    very small things

  • My reclusion worried my parents, and my friends thought I was crazy.


  • But in what other ways would he have adapted to a changing world, had he not turned in response to Chapman's call that night on the corner of West 72nd Street and Central Park West, after being driven home from the Record Plant with a set of cassettes containing the fruits of that evening's work, his life about to come to an end only months after his re-emergence from half a decade of reclusion?

    The legacy of John Lennon

  • Financing decades of reclusion on the backs of parents forced to buy their children your book is something.

    Matthew Yglesias » Why Choose?

  • Financing decades of reclusion on the backs of parents forced to buy their children your book is something. theAmericanist says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Why Choose?

  • Anyone who is passionate about writing fiction will pursue it by most any means necessary and therefore will make many, many sacrifices which may lead to hopelessness, homelessness, seclusion, reclusion, freedom, liberty, happiness or any number of other nouns, all of which vary based on the individual.


  • This country is greater than Obama, Clinton or McCain; our racial differences is a source of strenght not division; our religious differences is a source of openness not reclusion; lets see how the west virginians will make a mark in the history of our time!

    West Virginia Gov. not ready to call race for Obama

  • The air of thoughtful reclusion evoked so well by the novelist must be something of an illusion – rather like the remarks made by starry-eyed visitors to stress-laden monasteries, or even to Lambeth Palace, about the air of calm purposiveness that pervades the scene.

    Archbishop preaches at 400th Anniversary of the Granting of the Royal Charter


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