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enclaven. [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.  [1913 Webster]
enclavev. t. [Cf. F. enclaver.].
     To inclose within an alien territory.  [1913 Webster]


enclave, n.
1 a portion of territory of one State surrounded by territory of another or others, as viewed by the surrounding territory (cf. EXCLAVE).
2 a group of people who are culturally, intellectually, or socially distinct from those surrounding them.

F f. enclaver ult. f. L clavis key



arena, block, cincture, clos, close, confine, container, coop, court, courtyard, croft, curtilage, delimited field, enclosure, field, fold, forty, ground, kraal, list, lot, pale, paling, parcel of land, park, patch, pen, plat, plot, plot of ground, quad, quadrangle, real estate, section, square, theater, toft, tract, yard




N region, sphere, ground, soil, area, field, realm, hemisphere, quarter, district, beat, orb, circuit, circle, reservation, pale, compartment, department, clearing, (property) &c 780 (Government), 1 arena, precincts, enceinte, walk, march, patch, plot, parcel, inclosure, close, field, court, enclave, reserve, preserve, street, clime, climate, zone, meridian, latitude, biosphere, lithosphere, territorial, local, parochial, provincial, regional.


N limit, boundary, bounds, confine, enclave, term, bourn, verge, curbstone, but, pale, reservation, termination, terminus, stint, frontier, precinct, marches, backwoods, boundary line, landmark, line of demarcation, line of circumvallation, pillars of Hercules, Rubicon, turning point, ne plus ultra, sluice, floodgate, definite, conterminate, conterminable, terminal, frontier, bordering, thus far, thus far and no further, stick to the reservation, go beyond the pale, Special.

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