Origin of exclusive
Examples from the Web for semi-exclusive
Smiths fandom was an once small and semi-exclusive club, reserved for the clever, literary, and misunderstood teenager.This Charming Man: Meet 'Ronnissey,' Brooklyn's Fake Morrissey|Michael Moynihan|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for semi-exclusive
Word Origin and History for semi-exclusive
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.