Origin of exclusive
Examples from the Web for exclusiveness
But beyond that, it also has an aura about it, a mysticism of exclusiveness, that makes it rather forbidding.
The exclusiveness of the New England theocracies, already relaxed in its application to other sects, was thenceforth at an end.A History of American Christianity|Leonard Woolsey Bacon
The Book of Jonah was written directly in rebuke of one form of Jewish exclusiveness.Expositor's Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther|Walter Adeney
One finds, indeed, nature and social life happily blended, the exclusiveness being rather protective than offensive.Their Pilgrimage|Charles Dudley Warner
She was born with that exclusiveness and reserve which a distinguished class bestows upon those who belong to it.The School Queens|L. T. Meade
They carried the old Jewish exclusiveness into Christianity.
British Dictionary definitions for exclusiveness
Word Origin and History for exclusiveness
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.