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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.
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(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.
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the pressing questions of nationality law involved the status of persons of Chinese descent and others from the "Asiatic zone." (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).
(90) Fearing that public awareness of the transnational framework within which they operated would only serve to reinforce exclusionists' claims regarding their inadmissibility, they engineered meetings that encouraged researchers to select individuals like themselves as interview subjects and urged those who were interviewed to represent themselves as permanent settlers, even if their real intention was to return to China, in order to counter charges that Chinese were not assimilable.
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.
Congress endorsed exclusionists' arguments that American workers could not compete with Chinese and that Chinese were fundamentally different as a race, unable to assimilate and posing a danger to American institutions and culture.
In recent years American exclusionists have tried to turn the need to reform immigration procedures into a crusade against foreigners.
Ensconced in Bristol as Worcester's henchman in the attack against Whigs and Exclusionists, he harried conventicles and worked closely with Worcester (soon to become the Duke of Beaufort) to secure a tory victory in the election campaign.
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.