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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.


(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


(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.

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The exchange of information has opened up communication among firms in the industry and helped speed up transactions by creating open access to exclusives.
What the family really needed, says Brad Handler, Exclusive Resorts' CEO, was the space and amenities of a private home.
While some opponents feel that the issuance of exclusive franchise agreements incorporates many of the most problematic aspects of flow control into the handling, transporting and collection of recyclables, most feel that in its present state, franchise agreements will have a minimal impact on the traditional recycling industry.
Exclusive language, on the other hand, often offends the eye and ear.
Finally, public elementary and secondary schools have inquired about the tax consequences of entering into exclusive provider arrangements similar to those entered into by colleges and universities.
200 Million of Debt & Equity-Luxury Chicago Condominium Development--Carlton, as exclusive advisor to a national developer, is in the process of arranging acquisition and construction financing for a luxury condominium development in the heart of downtown Chicago.
However, the new proposed regulations significantly curtail the favorable treatment of the 1993 proposed regulations by treating exclusive provider arrangements as a non-QSP, placing the burden on the exempt organization to establish and document the substantial return benefit, and narrowing the expense allocation rules.