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1. The condition of being a recluse.
2. Punishment involving civil degradation (as in the loss of the right to own property) and incarceration with hard labor.
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the act of going or putting into seclusion or the state of being secluded or solitary.
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the state of living apart from society, like a hermit. — recluse, n. — reclusive, adj.See also: Self, Society
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