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[ik-skloo-zhuh-niz-uh m]
  1. the principle, policy, or practice of exclusion, as from rights or privileges.
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Origin of exclusionism

First recorded in 1840–50; exclusion + -ism
Related formsex·clu·sion·ist, ex·clu·sion·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for exclusionism

Historical Examples

  • Nevertheless, General Lefroy, correlating with Exclusionism, attempts to give a terrestrial interpretation to this occurrence.

    The Book of the Damned

    Charles Fort

  • This is a domain that mocks at legislative restrictions, caste, exclusionism and what not.