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 for enclosure
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inclosure \In*clo"sure\ (?; 135), n. [See Inclose,
     Enclosure.] [Written also enclosure.]
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     1. The act of inclosing; the state of being inclosed, shut
        up, or encompassed; the separation of land from common
        ground by a fence.
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     2. That which is inclosed or placed within something; a thing
        contained; a space inclosed or fenced up.
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              Within the inclosure there was a great store of
              houses.                               --Hakluyt.
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     3. That which incloses; a barrier or fence.
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              Breaking our inclosures every morn.   --W. Browne.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Enclosure \En*clo"sure\ (?; 135), n.
     Inclosure. See Inclosure.
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     Note: The words enclose and enclosure are written
           indiscriminately enclose or inclose and enclosure or
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed
           for some purpose
      2: the act of enclosing something inside something else [syn:
         enclosure, enclosing, envelopment, inclosure]
      3: a naturally enclosed space [syn: enclosure, natural
      4: something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in
         an envelope with a covering letter [syn: enclosure,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  139 Moby Thesaurus words for "enclosure":
     abatis, advanced work, arena, bailey, balistraria, bank, banquette,
     barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barnyard, barricade, barrier,
     bartizan, barton, bastion, battlement, boundary, box, breastwork,
     bulwark, cage, casemate, cheval-de-frise, cincture, circling,
     circumambience, circumambiency, circumcincture, circumflexion,
     circumjacence, circumposition, circumvallation, close, compound,
     confine, container, containment, contravallation, coop, corral,
     cote, counterscarp, court, courtyard, crib, croft, curtain,
     curtilage, delimited field, demibastion, dike, dog pound,
     drawbridge, earthwork, embracement, encincture, encirclement,
     enclave, encompassment, enfoldment, entanglement, envelopment,
     environment, escarp, escarpment, farmyard, fence, field, fieldwork,
     fold, fortalice, fortification, girding, girdling, glacis, ground,
     hedge, hell, hutch, inclusion, involvement, kraal, limbo, list,
     loophole, lunette, machicolation, manger, mantelet, merlon, mound,
     outwork, paddock, pale, paling, palisade, parados, parapet, park,
     pasture, pen, penfold, pigpen, pigsty, pinfold,
     place of confinement, polygon, portcullis, postern gate, pound,
     purgatory, quad, quadrangle, rail, railing, rampart, ravelin,
     redan, redoubt, rink, run, runway, sally port, scarp, sconce,
     square, stall, stockade, stockyard, sty, surrounding, tenaille,
     theater, toft, vallation, vallum, wall, work, yard

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ENCLOSURE. An artificial fence put around one's estate. Vide Close. 

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