exclusive


exclusive
exclusively, adv.exclusiveness, exclusivity, /eks'klooh siv"i tee/, n.
/ik sklooh"siv, -ziv/, adj.
1. not admitting of something else; incompatible: mutually exclusive plans of action.
2. omitting from consideration or account (often fol. by of): a profit of ten percent, exclusive of taxes.
3. limited to the object or objects designated: exclusive attention to business.
4. shutting out all others from a part or share: an exclusive right to film the novel.
5. fashionable; stylish: to patronize only the most exclusive designers.
6. charging comparatively high prices; expensive: exclusive shops.
7. noting that in which no others have a share: exclusive information.
8. single or sole: the exclusive means of communication between two places.
9. disposed to resist the admission of outsiders to association, intimacy, etc.: an exclusive circle of intimate friends.
10. admitting only members of a socially restricted or very carefully selected group: an exclusive club.
11. excluding or tending to exclude, as from use or possession: exclusive laws.
12. Gram. (of the first person plural) excluding the person or persons spoken to, as we in We'll see you later. Cf. inclusive (def. 4).
n.
13. Journalism. a piece of news, or the reporting of a piece of news, obtained by a newspaper or other news organization, along with the privilege of using it first.
14. an exclusive right or privilege: to have an exclusive on providing fuel oil to the area.
[1400-50; 1900-05 for def. 13; late ME (adj.) < ML exclusivus. See EXCLUSION, -IVE]
Syn. 9. select, narrow, clannish, snobbish, restrictive, cliquish, illiberal.
Ant. 2. inclusive.

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▪ Australian history
also called  Exclusionist,  

      in Australian history, member of the sociopolitical faction of free settlers, officials, and military officers of the convict colony of New South Wales, formed in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Exclusives sought to exclude Emancipists (Emancipist) (former convicts) from full civil rights. Governor Lachlan Macquarie (Macquarie, Lachlan) (1810–21) tried to introduce notable Emancipists into the social and political life of the colony, but he was opposed by the Exclusives. Immediately thereafter, imperial policy supported the Exclusionist position. By the 1830s, however, a class of lesser settlers joined with the Emancipists in calling for self-rule for the colony on a broadly representative basis. The Exclusives, who also favoured self-rule, countered this effort by petitioning the home government for a restrictive constitution that would bar Emancipists from political participation. The constitution granted to the colony in 1842 embodied the more democratic scheme, however, and the Exclusive position crumbled.

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