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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.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly US denoting or relating to a policy of excluding various types of immigrants, imports, etc
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporter of a policy of exclusion
exˈclusionˌism n
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The exclusionist in religion does not see that he shuts the door of heaven on himself, in striving to shut out others.
140) In this fiercely anti-Asian context, exclusionists vigorously challenged the citizenship status of American-born individuals of Chinese descent, and immigration officials attempted to use the exclusion laws to bar the entry of American-born citizens of Chinese descent returning from sojourns abroad.
most disconcerting, perhaps, is me fact that this group's power grab was as bold and shocking as the exclusionists before them.
The Muslim Brotherhood has the right to have supporters, sympathizers and allies, but only as long as they are not "terrorists", "advocates of violence", exclusionists or takfiri (who accuse others of apostasy).
Subsequently, it is more difficult to explain the conflicts about race within the labour movement, with its internationalists on the left and hardened exclusionists on the right.
The two major philosophers of art Crowther attacks are George Dickie, the "Institutional theorist" and Arthur Danto, the "Designation theoriest" both of whom are exclusionists because they have ignored other non-Western cultures while defining art exclusively on their contemporary Western artworks (such as that of Duchamp) only.
Frustrated by the failure of the 1882 act to meet their expectations, exclusionists in Congress amended the law in 1884 in an attempt to close the perceived loopholes.
In recent years American exclusionists have tried to turn the need to reform immigration procedures into a crusade against foreigners.
They did this through a propaganda campaign intended to convince the public that a greater threat to their cherished political and religious freedoms was posed by the Whig Exclusionists and the Protestant nonconformists who, they alleged, threatened to embroil the three kingdoms once more in civil war.
Exclusionists deny immigrants the choice to maintain their heritage culture and believe that immigrants may never be incorporated culturally or socially as rightful members of the host society.
On the other side, an articulate group of exclusionists - many of whom claim the authority of the Christian faith - insist that civil marriage must remain the prerogative of heterosexuals only.
Such conversation can only be nurtured by a degree of theological awareness that calls in to play reflective debate among religious exclusionists, inclusionists, and pluralists.