Ex*clu"sive (?) a. [Cf. F.
exclusif.] 1. Having the power of
preventing entrance; debarring from participation or enjoyment;
possessed and enjoyed to the exclusion of others; as,
exclusive bars; exclusive privilege; exclusive
circles of society.
2. Not taking into the account; excluding
from consideration; -- opposed to inclusive; as, five thousand
troops, exclusive of artillery.
Ex*clu"sive, n. One of a coterie
who exclude others; one who from real of affected fastidiousness
limits his acquaintance to a select few.