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- Shutting up or enclosing, usually in a religious cloister.
- A method used by emperors to keep their harems and to guarantee their virginity.
- shutting up
- 1875, Henry James, Roderick Hudson, New York Edition 1909, hardcover, page 341
- He could scare find it in his heart to accuse Roderick of neglect of that function, united to him though the girl might be by a double bond; for it was natural that the inspirations of a man of genius should be both capricious and imperious, and on what plan had he ever started moreover but on that of diligence and claustration?
claustration f (plural claustrations)