- The definition of an enclave is an enclosed territory surrounded by another country, or a group of people of a different culture or religion.
- Vatican City is an example of an enclave in Rome.
- A small group of people who only speak French who live surrounded by people who only speak English is an example of an enclave.
The Vatican is an enclave within Italy.
enclave definition by Webster's New World
- a territory surrounded or nearly surrounded by the territory of another country: San Marino is an enclave within Italy
- a minority culture group living as an entity within a larger group
Origin: French ; from Old French ; from enclaver, to enclose, lock in ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form inclavare ; from Classical Latin in, in plush clavis, a key: see lot
enclave definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A country or part of a country lying wholly within the boundaries of another.
- A distinctly bounded area enclosed within a larger unit: ethnic enclaves in a large city.
Origin: French, from Old French enclaver, to enclose, from Vulgar Latin *inclāvāre : Latin in-, in; see en-1 + Latin clāvis, key.
enclave - Medical Definition