Re*cluse" (?), a. [L. reclus, L. reclusus, from recludere, reclusum, to unclose, open, in LL., to shut up. See Close.]

Shut up, sequestered; retired from the world or from public notice; solitary; living apart; as, a recluse monk or hermit; a recluse life

In meditation deep, recluse From human converse. J. Philips.


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Re*cluse", n. [F. reclus, LL. reclusus. See Recluse, a.]


A person who lives in seclusion from intercourse with the world, as a hermit or monk; specifically, one of a class of secluded devotees who live in single cells; usually attached to monasteries.


The place where a recluse dwells.




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Re*cluse", v. t.

To shut; to seclude.



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