Definition for RE-CLUSE

RE-CLUSE, a. [Fr. reclus, from L. reclusus, recludo, but with a signification directly opposite.]

Shut up; sequestered; retired from the world or from public notice; solitary; as, a recluse monk or hermit; a recluse life. I all the live-long day / Consume in meditation deep, recluse / From human converse. – Phillps.

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