enclosure
Inclosure In*clo"sure (?; 135), n. [See {Inclose}, {Enclosure}.] [Written also {enclosure}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of inclosing; the state of being inclosed, shut up, or encompassed; the separation of land from common ground by a fence. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is inclosed or placed within something; a thing contained; a space inclosed or fenced up. [1913 Webster]

Within the inclosure there was a great store of houses. --Hakluyt. [1913 Webster]

3. That which incloses; a barrier or fence. [1913 Webster]

Breaking our inclosures every morn. --W. Browne. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Enclosure — En*clo sure (?; 135), n. Inclosure. See {Inclosure}. [1913 Webster] Note: The words enclose and enclosure are written indiscriminately enclose or inclose and enclosure or inclosure. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enclosure — I noun arena, barrier, blockade, border, boundary, bracket, cincture, circle, circumjacence, circumscription, circumvallation, confine, confinement, container, containment, custody, edge, embrace, encasement, encirclement, enclosed space,… …   Law dictionary

  • enclosure — en‧clo‧sure [ɪnˈkləʊʒə ǁ ˈkloʊʒər] noun [countable] written abbreviation enc, encl something, for example an information pack or a contract, put inside an envelope with a letter: • I refer to your letter and enclosure of 26 January 1999. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • Enclosure —   [ɪn kləʊʒə; englisch »Einzäunung«, »Gehege«], der Prozess, durch den v. a. in England seit dem ausgehenden Mittelalter das der dörflichen Gemeinschaft zur allgemeinen Nutzung offen stehende Land (Allmende) teilweise in Privatbesitz umgewandelt… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • enclosure — [n1] area bounded by something asylum, aviary, bowl, building, cage, camp, cell, close, coliseum, coop, corral, court, courtyard, den, dungeon, garden, ghetto, hutch, jail, pale, park, patch, pen, place, plot, pound, precinct, prison, quad,… …   New thesaurus

  • enclosure — mid 15c., action of enclosing, from ENCLOSE (Cf. enclose) + URE (Cf. ure). Meaning that which is enclosed is from 1550s …   Etymology dictionary

  • enclosure — (also inclosure) ► NOUN 1) an area that is enclosed by a fence, wall, or other barrier. 2) a document or object placed in an envelope together with a letter …   English terms dictionary

  • enclosure — [en klō′zhər, inklō′zhər] n. [ME & OE: see ENCLOSE & URE] 1. an enclosing or being enclosed 2. something that encloses, as a fence, wall, etc. 3. something enclosed; specif., a) an enclosed place or area b) a docum …   English World dictionary

  • Enclosure — For other uses, see Enclosure (disambiguation). Enclosure or inclosure is the process which ends traditional rights such as mowing meadows for hay, or grazing livestock on common land. Once enclosed, these uses of the land become restricted to… …   Wikipedia

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