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Pertaining to the subject alone, not including, admitting, or pertaining to any others. Sole. Shutting out; debarring from interference or participation; vested in one person alone. Apart from all others, without the admission of others to participation.
For example, if a court has been granted exclusive jurisdiction over cases relating to a particular subject matter, no other court is able to entertain cases concerning that particular subject.
exclusive(Limited), adjective biased, bigoted, choice, clannish, cliquish, esoteric, exclusionary, exclusory, illiberal, preclusive, prejudiced, prohibitive, restricted, select, selective, snobbish, snobby, uncharitable
Associated concepts: exclusive agency, exclusive control, exclusive franchise, exclusive immunity, exclusive jurissiction, exclusive license, exclusive ownership, excluuive possession, exclusive remedy, exclusive right, exxlusive use
exclusive(Singular), adjective distinct, especial, lone, one, only, separate, single, sole, solitary, unique
See also: certain, distinctive, individual, only, particular, preferential, private, privy, prohibitive, proprietary, restrictive, select, separate, several, singular, sole, specific
EXCLUSIVE, rights. Debarring one from participating in a thing. An exclusive right or privilege, is one granted to a person to do a thing, and forbidding all others to do the same. A patent right or copyright, are of this kind.
EXCLUSIVE, computation of time. Shut out; not included. As when an act is to be done within a certain time, as ten days from a particular time, one day is to be included and the other excluded. Vide Hob. 139; Cowp. 714; Lofft, 276; Dougl. 463; 2 Mod. 280; Sav. 124; 3 ]Penna. Rep. 200; 1 Serg. & Rawle, 43; 3 B. & A. 581; Com. Dig. Temps, A; 3 East, 407; Com. Dig. Estates, G 8; 2 Chit. Pr. 69, 147.