exclusive

1. adjective /ɪkˈsklu.sɪv,ɪkˈsklu.zɪv/
a) Excluding items or members that do not meet certain conditions.

Exclusive clubs tend to serve exclusive brands of food and drinks, in the same exorbitant price range, such as the finest French châteaux.

b) 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.

The teachers pet commands the teachers exclusive attention.

See Also: exclusion, exclude, excludent
2. noun /ɪkˈsklu.sɪv,ɪkˈsklu.zɪv/
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


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