- a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society, often for religious meditation.
- Also, incluse. a religious voluntary immured in a cave, hut, or the like, or one remaining within a cell for life.
—adjective, re·cluse, Also, re·clu·sive.
- shut off or apart from the world; living in seclusion, often for religious reasons.
- characterized by seclusion; solitary.