something that encloses
, as a fence or wall.
something that is enclosed
, as a paper sent in a letter.
the separation and appropriation of land by means of a fence.
a tract of land surrounded by a fence.
7. Roman Catholic Church.
the part of a monastery or convent canonically separated or restricted as the living quarters of the religious, from which
a person may leave only with special permission or gain entrance to by special dispensation.
Origin: 1530–40; enclose Related forms
; compare Anglo-French enclosure