enclave (plural enclaves)

  1. A political, cultural or social entity or part thereof that is completely surrounded by another.
    The republic of San Marino is an enclave of Italy.
    The streets around Union Square form a Protestant enclave within an otherwise Catholic neighbourhood.
  2. A group that is set off from a larger population by its characteristic or behavior.
    ...it tends to make marriage itself a lifestyle enclave.
Translations Verb

enclave (enclaves, present participle enclaving; past and past participle enclaved)

  1. (transitive) To enclose within a foreign territory.

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