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noun 
  1. A person who lives in self-imposed isolation or seclusion from the world, especially for religious purposes; a hermit.
  2. (obsolete) The place where a recluse dwells; a place of isolation or seclusion.
  3. A brown recluse (spider.)
adjective 
  1. (now rare) sequestered, Sequestered; secluded, isolated.
  2. (now rare) hidden, Hidden, secret.
Etymology: From Old (and modern) French reclus, past participle of of reclure, from Latin recludere "enclose", from re- + claudere "close".


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