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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, 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.

References in classic literature ?
Scotland, however, had been of late used so exclusively as the scene of what is called Historical Romance, that the preliminary letter of Mr Laurence Templeton became in some measure necessary.
If our neophyte, strong in the new-born love of antiquity, were to undertake to imitate what he had learnt to admire, it must be allowed he would act very injudiciously, if he were to select from the Glossary the obsolete words which it contains, and employ those exclusively of all phrases and vocables retained in modern days.
His language must not be exclusively obsolete and unintelligible; but he should admit, if possible, no word or turn of phraseology betraying an origin directly modern.
In looking for the gradations by which an organ in any species has been perfected, we ought to look exclusively to its lineal ancestors; but this is scarcely ever possible, and we are forced in each case to look to species of the same group, that is to the collateral descendants from the same original parent-form, in order to see what gradations are possible, and for the chance of some gradations having been transmitted from the earlier stages of descent, in an unaltered or little altered condition.
Is there ultimately no difference, or do images remain as irreducibly and exclusively psychological?
Some particulars, such as images, have no "active" place, and therefore belong exclusively to psychology.
Experience teaches that most matching contributions are made to employee alma maters, local hospitals, and community-based eleemosynary organizations and are thereby used exclusively in the United States, though concededly a small portion of the matching contributions may appropriately be considered foreign.
Of the 33 items on our shopping list, Asda offered the lowest price for 20 and was exclusively cheapest on 13.
CENTURY 21 Exclusively is pleased to announce that Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized Betsy Loomis, sales affiliate with the office, as a top-producer nationwide when it honored her with the coveted CENTURY 21 Masters Ruby Award.
BT Sport today announces that it has extended its deal with MP&Silva for exclusively live Italian top flight football until 2017/18.
Guthrie Garvin exclusively handled this transaction with Thomas D.
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Child health experts are questioning the current guidance that advises mothers to exclusively breast feed their babies for the first six months.