One that advocates the exclusion of another or others, as from having or exercising a right or privilege.

ex·clu′sion·ism n.
ex·clu′sion·ist, ex·clu′sion·is′tic adj.


(ɪkˈsklu ʒəˌnɪz əm)

the principle or policy of exclusion, as from rights.
ex•clu′sion•ist, n., adj.


the doctrine or practice of excluding certain groups or individuals from enjoyment of certain rights or privileges. — exclusionist, n.
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Ethnic Exclusionism in the periphery: The Case of Oriental Jews in Israel's Development Towns.
THIS IS NOT to suggest that Fanon advocates racial or geographical exclusionism, or what is known in today's parlance as "essentialism.
On his account, it would be no exaggeration to identify antisemitic sentiment as the begetter of the Prussian naturalization statistic and to call it "a specifically anti-Jewish citizenship policy" that allowed denominational, antisemitic, and nationalist modes of exclusionism to merge and focus specifically on immigrants from Eastern Europe, among whom there was a significant proportion of Jews.
The group that experienced the effects of this exclusionism most painfully was the Jews.
Hugh's model of sacred history forbids strict exclusionism among the people of God.
On the one hand, if Christian accounts of Jesus omit his critical stance toward the religious hypocrisy, legalism, and exclusionism of important elements of first-century Jewish leadership, then significant dimensions of his preaching and ministry are lost.
Coenders and Scheepers (2003) present an international comparison on the effect of education on nationalism and ethnic exclusionism.
Through the eighties and nineties writers began to speak about exclusionism inherent in Canadian culture, something clarified by white Canadian writers and historians who speak of the racial and cultural interaction between natives and settlers in early Canadian history and the exclusion of native history from Canadian history discussed by Bruce G.
Not coincidentally, my essay indicts the racial exclusionism of (United States) critics of American literature at the turn into the twentieth century, beginning, of course, with Howells.
The diversity encompassed in a contemporary transnational network can also lead to tensions, with accusations of paternalism on one side and of radicalism, intransigence or exclusionism on the other.
The Nemnis, who have had their experience of fanaticism and exclusionism when growing up as Jews in Egypt and then as embattled federalist Trudeauites in Quebecois universities during the referendum debates, appreciate the damage that can be wrought by such institutions and the cultures that nurture them.
Also, large numbers of Australians travel and live and work for periods overseas and encounter varieties of racism and exclusionism which have never gained a foothold here.