exclusive

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin exclūsīvus, from excludere (to shut out, exclude), from ex- (out) + variant form of verb claudere (to close, shut).

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exclusive (comparative more exclusive, superlative most exclusive)

  1. (literally) Excluding items or members that do not meet certain conditions.
  2. (figuratively) Referring to a membership organisation, service or product: of high quality and/or reknown, for superior members only. A snobbish usage, suggesting that members who do not meet requirements, which may be financial, of celebrity, religion, skin colour etc., are excluded.
    Exclusive clubs tend to serve exclusive brands of food and drinks, in the same exorbitant price range, such as the 'finest' French châteaux.
  3. exclusionary
  4. whole, undivided, entire
    The teacher's pet commands the teacher's exclusive attention.

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Noun[edit]

exclusive (plural exclusives)

  1. Information (or an artefact) that is granted or obtained exclusively.
    The editor agreed to keep a lid on a potentially distastrous political scoop in exchange for an exclusive of a happier nature
  2. (grammar) A word or phrase that restricts something, such as only, solely, or simply.

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exclusive

  1. feminine form of exclusif

Latin[edit]

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exclūsive

  1. vocative masculine singular of exclūsivus