The more rigorous of two principal divisions of the Plymouth Brethren (the other being the Open Brethren). The Exclusive Brethren restrict their contact with outsiders and with modern technology.
- The Exclusive Brethren are an Evangelical Protestant Christian church related to the Christian or Open Brethren.
- The Exclusive Brethren is a religious community which is very exclusive, and imposes severe restrictions of its members.
- In his introduction, he writes of being raised in the Exclusive Brethren, a small Christian sect that shunned all contact with outsiders; as a child, he was even required to eat apart from the other children at school.
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Syllabification: Ex·clu·sive Breth·ren
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