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exclusive

adjective
 
 
/ɪksˈkluːsɪv/
limited to only one person, group of people, or organization: an exclusive agreement/contract/deal The licence provides the company with an exclusive 12-year agreement for gambling rights on the island.exclusive rights/an exclusive licence to do sth They 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/sth She 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/shop The estate agent described the houses as "an exclusive development of detached executive homes with views of the river".
relating to something that is the only official one of its type: an exclusive distributor/provider/supplier The 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.
(Definition of exclusive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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