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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Recluse


RECLU'SE, adjective

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

I all the live-long day consume in meditation deep, recluse from human converse.

RECLU'SE, noun

1. A person who live in retirement or seclusion from intercourse with the world; as a hermit or monk.

2. A person who confines himself to a cell in a monastery.