›limited to only one person, group of people, or organization: an exclusive agreement/contract/dealThe licence provides the company with an exclusive 12-year agreement for gambling rights on the island.exclusive rights/an exclusive licence to do sthThey have been given exclusive rights to distribute replicas of the ring.He seems to have exclusive access to the boss.Dedicate a computer, phone, and fax for your exclusive use.exclusive to sb/sthShe was approached by the marketing director to create a line of shoes exclusive to the stores.
›expensive and of a high quality, and therefore only for people who are rich or of a high social class: an exclusive area/hotel/shopThe estate agent described the houses as "an exclusive development of detached executive homes with views of the river". → See Noteexpensive
›relating to something that is the only official one of its type: an exclusive distributor/provider/supplierThe agreement makes GE the exclusive supplier on the new jet.
exclusive of sth›not including something: The price is £315.00 exclusive of VAT.
mutually exclusive›not possible at the same time: Ethics, values, and high performance are not mutually exclusive.