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The practice of excluding or of being exclusive.

ex·clu′siv·ist adj. & n.
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the practice of being exclusive
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(ɪkˈsklu səˌvɪz əm, -zə-)

the practice of being exclusive.
ex•clu′siv•ist, n., adj.
ex•clu`siv•is′tic, adj.
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HATRED is the linchpin of exclusivism. A nation that popularises the insular orientations of its people, more than anything else, often degenerates into the dark recess of moral turpitude.
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Now that scholars widely recognize the Jewishness of Jesus and emphasize the Jewish roots of Christianity, says Homolka, Christian scholars need to formulate a new Christology, one that fills the space between a Christian exclusivism that denies the universality of God and a pluralism that endangers the specificity of the Christian understanding of God and the uniqueness of religious traditions, including that of Christianity.
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Several political, business and even so-called 'religious' leaders use hate, exclusivism and xenophobia to nurture their lust for power and greed for wealth.