Definition of exclusionary in US English:

exclusionary

adjective

  • 1Relating to or characterized by the exclusion of something, especially from a contract or group.

    ‘exclusionary membership policies’
    ‘there should be no exclusionary language’
    • ‘Proposing a limiting, exclusionary definition of painting may have broad implications.’
    • ‘Educational standards are perceived by many, including some within the educational establishment, as elitist and exclusionary.’
    • ‘Significantly, exclusionary zoning has NOT been ruled a barrier to interstate migration.’
    • ‘Clearly, the courts and regulators are still figuring out how to think about exclusionary behavior by large corporations.’
    • ‘Artistic rather than athletic and unable to pay the skiing fees anyway, he feels outcast by the uniform and exclusionary religious community there.’
    • ‘The history of the U.S. labour movement offers innumerable examples for the long-term consequences of exclusionary practices.’
    • ‘Also, make sure there is no exclusionary language pertaining to pre-existing conditions or any need for individual underwriting.’
    • ‘Even though tolerance may be generous and open-minded, it is also by definition exclusionary -- the problem with being the object of tolerance is a lack of full inclusion in American life.’
    • ‘Some factors are clearly exclusionary (e.g., a history of sociopathy) whereas others may require additional treatment before couples therapy begins (for example, substance abuse).’
    • ‘The author keenly examines higher education and the contradiction inherent in its exclusionary nature thriving amidst a democracy.’
    1. 1.1 Relating to an item or eventuality specifically not covered by an insurance policy or other contract.
      ‘an exclusionary rule barring liability of the police for negligence’
      • ‘Then section 36 is the exclusionary provision in respect of injury which applies in this case.’
      • ‘If there are exclusionary provisions in agreements, the existence of privilege will not prevent the agreements being provided.’
      • ‘"Often, insurance policies have exclusionary clauses that say if you don't notify them in a timely way, you lose your coverage," she said.’
      • ‘Insurance companies are beginning to write exclusionary clauses for mold in their policies.’
      • ‘Operator: "I'm sorry sir, but our ad's exclusionary clause prevents us from offering free pop to diabetics."’
      • ‘Key elements of a liability policy include the insuring agreement, conditions of the contract, and exclusionary clauses.’
      • ‘The change from the "authorized by law" exclusionary clause to the "valid driver's licence" exclusionary clause was dealt with by the Financial Services Commission in an arbitration decision on a preliminary issue.’
      • ‘If we did not have the exclusionary provision, there may be full compensation.’
      • ‘Paragraph (d) is the exclusionary provision, modified by subsection (5).’
      • ‘Section 36 is the exclusionary provision in respect of injury which applies in this case.’

Pronunciation

exclusionary

/ikˈsklo͞oZHəˌnerē/