exclusive

exclusive
exclusive [eks klo͞o′siv, iksklo͞o′siv]
adj.
[ML exclusivus < L exclusus, pp. of excludere: see EXCLUDE]
1. excluding or tending to exclude all others; shutting out other considerations, happenings, existences, etc. [an exclusive interest in sports]
2. excluding all but what is specified [onlyis an exclusive particle]
3. given or belonging to no other; not shared or divided; sole [an exclusive right to sell something]
4.
a) excluding certain people or groups, as for social or economic reasons [an exclusive club]
b) snobbish; undemocratic
5. dealing only in costly items [an exclusive shop]
6. being the only one of its kind [an exclusive dress]
n.
something exclusive; specif.,
a) a news item, feature, etc. printed or broadcast by only one newspaper, station, etc.
b) an exclusive right, as to the sale of something
——————
exclusive of
not including or allowing for; ignoring [the cost exclusive of taxes]
exclusively
adv.
exclusiveness
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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