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Definitions of exclusive

  1. One of a coterie who exclude others; one who from real of affected fastidiousness limits his acquaintance to a select few. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. One of a number who exclude others from their society. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. EXCLUSIVENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. One of a coterie who exclude others. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Exclusively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. not divided or shared with others; "they have exclusive use of the machine"; "sole rights of publication" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority; "exclusive clubs"; "an exclusive restaurants and shops" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Having the power of preventing entrance; debarring from participation or enjoyment; possessed and enjoyed to the exclusion of others; as, exclusive bars; exclusive privilege; exclusive circles of society. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Not taking into the account; excluding from consideration; - opposed to inclusive; as, five thousand troops, exclusive of artillery. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Not liberal; open to or enjoyed only by a privileged number; as, the exclusive use of a thing; limiting social relations; not taking into account. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Able or tending to exclude: debarring from participation: sole: not taking into account. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Excluding or tending to exclude as from social relations. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Having the power or tendency to exclude; debarring from participation; to the exclusion of others; not taking into account; not including. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Tending to exclude; having the power to exclude; not admitting to social intercourse; illiberal; not taking into the account; not including. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for exclusive

  1. The fact that congress never has taken the control of the public roads of the country is a full recognition of the exclusive right of the states to control them. – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  2. But there is an old saying, universally believed in Rome, that no Pope will reign twenty- five years, as it was the exclusive privilege of St. Peter to be Pope for a quarter of a century. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
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