exclusive

[ ik-skloo-siv, -ziv ]
/ ɪkˈsklu sɪv, -zɪv /

adjective

noun

Journalism. a piece of news, or the reporting of a piece of news, obtained by a newspaper or other news organization, along with the privilege of using it first.
an exclusive right or privilege: to have an exclusive on providing fuel oil to the area.

Nearby words

  1. exclusion principle,
  2. exclusionary,
  3. exclusionary rule,
  4. exclusionism,
  5. exclusionist,
  6. exclusive brethren,
  7. exclusive disjunction,
  8. exclusive economic zone,
  9. exclusive or,
  10. exclusive or circuit

Origin of exclusive

1400–50; 1900–05 for def 13; late Middle English (adj.) < Medieval Latin exclūsīvus. See exclusion, -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for exclusively

exclusive

/ (ɪkˈskluːsɪv) /

adjective

noun

an exclusive story; a story reported in only one newspaper
Derived Formsexclusively, adverbexclusivity (ˌɛkskluːˈsɪvɪtɪ) or exclusiveness, noun

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Word Origin and History for exclusively

exclusive

adj.

mid-15c., "so as to exclude," from Medieval Latin exclusivus, from exclus-, past participle stem of excludere (see exclude).

Of monopolies, rights, franchises, etc., from 1760s; of social circles, clubs, etc., "unwilling to admit outsiders," from 1822. Related: Exclusively; exclusiveness.

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