The definition of an enclave is an enclosed territory surrounded by another country, or a group of people of a different culture or religion.noun
- 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.
- 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: Fr < OFr < enclaver, to enclose, lock in < VL *inclavare < L in, in + clavis, a key: see lot
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- 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.
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