Seclusion Se*clu"sion, n. [See {Seclude}.] The act of secluding, or the state of being secluded; separation from society or connection; a withdrawing; privacy; as, to live in seclusion. [1913 Webster]

O blest seclusion from a jarring world, which he, thus occupied, enjoys! --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Solitude; separation; withdrawment; retirement; privacy. See {Solitude}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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