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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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An excerpt from Michael Cunningham's new collection, A Wild Swan, plus an exclusive interview
REBNY began 2005 by announcing a new program that it said would enhance the way commercial brokerage firms and major property owners gather information about exclusive property listings.
The idea is to give the companies a chance to tell the venues they're paying off: We're under heat from the city, and we can no longer pay for exclusives,'' said Thomas Drischler, city taxicab administrator.
A team comprised of 70 professionals with sports' broadcast experience will bring DIRECTV's exclusive NASCAR HOTPASS[TM] to life each week and will offer fans the following features for the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Season:
Ethiopia Harrar Black Apron Exclusives Award (#2, June 2004) - The coffee farming village of Dire Dawa, which brought this coffee to Starbucks, used the award money to help support their community's medical services.
The Commercial Listing Exchange (CLE) will, for the first time, enable firms to share exclusive listings electronically on a weekly basis.
According to President Jeff Pliskin, the company is the exclusive broker for the Deer Shore Square shopping center on Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon, NY.
Throughout the week, customers who subscribe to Sprint's exclusive NFL Mobile service or to Sprint TV Live (Channel 9 in Sprint TV) will be able to see them all on NFL Network.
Also in Paramus, JGT has been named exclusive agent for 2.
MTV's Overdrive broadband network includes highlights of today's programming and exclusive updates from MTV News.
The holiday package for Peanuts fans features all new recordings of timeless holiday classics by Vanessa Williams ("Just Like Me"), Dave Koz ("Linus and Lucy"), The Rippingtons ("Red Baron") and a Barnes & Noble exclusive recording of "Greensleeves" by the David Benoit Trio.