[ ik-skloo-zhuh-niz-uh m ]
/ ɪkˈsklu ʒəˌnɪz əm /


the principle, policy, or practice of exclusion, as from rights or privileges.

Origin of exclusionism

First recorded in 1840–50; exclusion + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM exclusionism

ex·clu·sion·ist, ex·clu·sion·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exclusionist

/ (ɪkˈskluːʒənɪst) /


mainly US denoting or relating to a policy of excluding various types of immigrants, imports, etc


a supporter of a policy of exclusion

Derived forms of exclusionist

exclusionism, noun
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