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exclusive

1. Commerce (of a contract, agreement, etc.) binding the parties to do business only with each other with respect to a class of goods or services
2. Logic (of a disjunction) true if only one rather than both of its component propositions is true
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In many instances, the conviction of religious obligation formed one and a powerful inducement of the adventures; but in none, excepting the settlement at Plymouth, did they constitute the sole and exclusive actuating cause.
Would Connecticut and New Jersey long submit to be taxed by New York for her exclusive benefit?
To exercise exclusive legislation, in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular States and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States; and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislatures of the States in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings.
To see that which no one else has seen, and to own that which no one else can own, are equally agreeable, and delightfully exclusive.
And in that exclusive faith Lord Nelson appears to us as the first of the moderns.
Reuter possessed marvellous tact; but tact the most exclusive, unsupported by sincerity, will sometimes fail of its effect; thus, on this occasion, the longer she preached about the necessity of being indulgent to the governess pupil, the more impatient I felt as I listened.
Bradbury was less exclusive in his tastes and habits, and combined the hunter and sportsman with the naturalist.
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
Archer, who was fond of coining her social philosophy into axioms, had once said: "We all have our pet common people--" and though the phrase was a daring one, its truth was secretly admitted in many an exclusive bosom.
However, a democracy is safer and less liable to sedition than an oligarchy; for in this latter it may arise from two causes, for either the few in power may conspire against each other or against the people; but in a democracy only one; namely, against the few who aim at exclusive power; but there is no instance worth speaking of, of a sedition of the people against themselves.
I like a lady to be exclusive; I'm dying to be exclusive myself.
But presently he began to resent Rose's universal amiability; he wanted a more exclusive attachment, and he claimed as a right what before he had accepted as a favour.