Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The condition of being a recluse.
  • noun Punishment involving civil degradation (as in the loss of the right to own property) and incarceration with hard labor.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • noun Life as a recluse

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

recluse +‎ -ion

Examples

  • 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

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

    Matthew Yglesias » Why Choose?

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

    2009 June 04 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

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

    Matthew Yglesias » Why Choose?

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

    Hemon on Magical Mountain Reading

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Kafka

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