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.

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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 exclusivity

exclusive
/ (ɪkˈskluːsɪv) /

adjective

noun

an exclusive story; a story reported in only one newspaper

Derived forms of exclusive

exclusively, adverbexclusivity (ˌɛkskluːˈsɪvɪtɪ) or exclusiveness, noun
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