a Christian religious order that does not permit its members to go into the outside world
[en-klohz] /ɛnˈkloʊz/ verb (used with object), enclosed, enclosing. 1. to shut or hem in; close in on all sides: a valley enclosed by tall mountains. 2. to surround, as with a fence or wall: to enclose land. 3. to insert in the same envelope, package, or the like: He enclosed a check. A book was […]
[en-kloh-zher] /ɛnˈkloʊ ʒər/ noun 1. something that , as a fence or wall. 2. something that is , as a paper sent in a letter. 3. the separation and appropriation of land by means of a fence. 4. a tract of land surrounded by a fence. 5. an act or instance of . 6. the […]
noun, English History. 1. any of the acts of Parliament passed from 1709 to 1869, requiring that private lands be fenced off from common lands.
[en-klohth ] /ɛnˈkloʊð/ verb (used with object), enclothed, enclothing. 1. (def 3).