- the principle, policy, or practice of exclusion, as from rights or privileges.
Origin of exclusionism
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The exclusionist in religion does not see that he shuts the door of heaven on himself in striving to shut out others.Discourses in America
He had distinguished himself in the late reign as a Whig and an Exclusionist.
He represents a still more antique orthodoxy, or is an exclusionist of the old type, still holding out against even meteorites.The Book of the Damned
The exclusionist in religion does not see that he shuts the door of heaven on himself, in striving to shut out others.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the sight of a jury of country squires no Exclusionist was likely to find favour.
- mainly US denoting or relating to a policy of excluding various types of immigrants, imports, etc
- a supporter of a policy of exclusion
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