Definition of Seclusion

1. Noun. The quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others.

Exact synonyms: Privacy, Privateness
Generic synonyms: Reclusiveness
Derivative terms: Private, Private

2. Noun. The act of secluding yourself from others.
Generic synonyms: Separation
Specialized synonyms: Cocooning
Derivative terms: Seclude

Definition of Seclusion

1. n. The act of secluding, or the state of being secluded; separation from society or connection; a withdrawing; privacy; as, to live in seclusion.

Definition of Seclusion

1. Noun. The act of secluding, or the state of being secluded; a shutting out or keeping apart, or the state of being shut out, as from company, society, the world, etc.; retirement; privacy; solitude: as, to live in seclusion. ¹

2. Noun. A secluded place. ¹

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Definition of Seclusion

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Seclusion

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seclusion (current term)
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Literary usage of Seclusion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Mental Science by Royal Medico-psychological Association (1873)
"It has been said that, by placing a noisy and troublesome patient in seclusion, he is removed from contact with his fellow creatures, whose society produces ..."

2. Christian Missions and Social Progress: A Sociological Study of Foreign Missions by James Shepard Dennis (1899)
"MITIGATING THE ENFORCED seclusion OF WOMAN.—The isolation of woman, accompanied by the ... As regards the seclusion of Hindu women, the change has been of a ..."

3. Jane Austen's Works by Jane Austen, James Edward Austen-Leigh (1882)
"seclusion from tht literary world—Notice from the Printe Regent— ... JANE AUSTEN lived in entire seclusion from the literary world: neither by ..."

4. Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of Old English by Egerton Brydges (1815)
"On seclusion amid magnificient Scenery. " These are the haunts of meditation, these The scenes, -where antient bards th' expiring breath Extatic felt; ..."

5. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"... together with a copy of the Act of seclusion. But de Witt's extraordinary skill in political strategy and his talent for diplomatic intrigue shone out ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"... threat and de Witt's persuasive arguments, a majority, consisting of the nobles and thirteen towns, voted for the signing of the "Act of seclusion. ..."

7. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1882)
"Out of nineteen institutions reporting both restraint and seclusion, nine have less than one per cent, of restraint, and their average of seclusion is 0.38$ ..."

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