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(Ecclesiastical Terms) the return of a monk or nun to the outside world after being released from his or her religious vows
[from ex-1 + Latin claustrum cloister]
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exclaustration- Being expelled from or leaving a religious retreat; it is also the return to secular life by someone who has been released from their religious vows.
See also related terms for leaving.
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