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- (now rare) Sequestered; secluded, isolated.
- a recluse monk or hermit
- J. Philips
- In meditation deep, recluse / From human converse.
- (now rare) Hidden, secret.
recluse (plural recluses)
- A person who lives in self-imposed isolation or seclusion from the world, especially for religious purposes; a hermit.
- (obsolete) The place where a recluse dwells; a place of isolation or seclusion.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Foxe to this entry?)
- (US) A brown recluse spider.
- See also Wikisaurus:recluse
Derived terms 
A person who lives in self-imposed isolation or seclusion from the world, especially for religious purposes; a hermit
- feminine form of reclus
- vocative masculine singular of reclūsus