From F. term|enclave|lang=fr.
- A political, cultural or social entity or part thereof that is completely surrounded by another.
#:The republic of San Marino is an enclave of Italy.
#:The streets around Union Square form a protestant enclave within an otherwise Catholic neighbourhood.
- A group that is set off from a larger population by its characteristic or behavior.
#: ...it tends to make marriage itself a lifestyle enclave.
trans-top|entity completely surrounded by another
sense|group set off from a larger population by a characteristic Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life - Page 74
by Robert Neelly Bellah, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, Steven M. Tipton, Richard Madsen - 1996