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Meaning of ENCLAVE

Pronunciation:  'enkleyv

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it

ENCLAVE is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: district, territory



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \En*clave"\, n. [F., fr. L. in + clavus a nail.]
    A tract of land or a territory inclosed within another
    territory of which it is independent. See {Exclave}. [Recent]
  2. \En*clave"\, v. t. [Cf. F. enclaver.]
    To inclose within an alien territory. [Recent]
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