Definition of exclusionist in English:


Line breaks: ex|clu¦sion|ist
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈskluːʒ(ə)nɪst
, ɛk-/


  • Acting to bar someone or something from a place, group, or privilege: an exclusionist foreign policy
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    • Over time, this exclusionist policy has become disconnected from its origins; the initial context that gave rise to it have come to have a life of its own, and is accepted as an integral part of the general state of affairs.
    • The civil wars of the 1970s and 1980s, though resulting from exclusionist state policies, authoritarianism, and divergent views on the role of the state, fueled group tensions.
    • It definitely feels like the early years of Independence - the first half of the 1990s when everybody was feeling like a true Namibian before partisan politics and exclusionist policies came onto the scene.


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  • A person favouring the exclusion of someone or something from a place, group, or privilege.
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    • It was upon these grounds, at least on the religious ideological level, that the exclusionists, led by Nehemiah and Ezra, based their attack on mixed marriages.
    • He inherited his barony at the age of 19 and was an ardent exclusionist, voting Lord Stafford guilty in 1680.
    • The exclusionist in religion does not see that he shuts the door of heaven on himself in striving to shut out others.

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