Inclosure In*clo"sure (?; 135), n. [See {Inclose}, {Enclosure}.] [Written also {enclosure}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of inclosing; the state of being inclosed, shut up, or encompassed; the separation of land from common ground by a fence. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is inclosed or placed within something; a thing contained; a space inclosed or fenced up. [1913 Webster]

Within the inclosure there was a great store of houses. --Hakluyt. [1913 Webster]

3. That which incloses; a barrier or fence. [1913 Webster]

Breaking our inclosures every morn. --W. Browne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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