exclusion

noun
ex·clu·sion | \ik-ˈsklü-zhən \

Definition of exclusion 

1 : the act or an instance of excluding

2 : the state of being excluded

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Other Words from exclusion

exclusionary \ik-ˈsklü-zhə-ˌner-ē \ adjective

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While there are exclusions, chances are, your credit card probably comes with a policy that can make up for anything your personal auto insurance doesn’t cover. Kristin Wong, New York Times, "11 Ways to Save Money When Booking Travel," 27 June 2018 Ten years later, the Geary Act extended the exclusion law and added an onerous new provision: Every Chinese immigrant had to carry a legal document called a Certificate of Residence, and to present it to authorities when asked. Jeff Gammage, Philly.com, "When past is present: New documentary explores harsh treatment of Chinese immigrants," 25 May 2018 America and Canada did not scrap their Chinese exclusion laws until the 1940s. The Economist, "Surging numbers of Chinese people going abroad should be welcomed," 17 May 2018 Empowering black women and, or femmes is always central in my work and mothers are not an exclusion. Monique Judge, The Root, "Mamas Day 2018: Honoring Black Mamas’ Right to Parent," 13 May 2018 Because of the combat exclusion law, Tammie Jo Shults was prohibited from flying in a combat squadron. The Washington Post, AL.com, "Tammie Jo Shults, former Navy pilot, called hero of Southwest emergency landing," 18 Apr. 2018 Because of the combat exclusion law, Tammie Jo Shults was prohibited from flying in a combat squadron. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "'Nerves of steel': She calmly landed the Southwest flight and broke barriers as a fighter pilot," 18 Apr. 2018 Because of the combat exclusion law, Tammie Jo Shults was prohibited from flying in a combat squadron. Samantha Schmidt, latimes.com, "Tammie Jo Shults, who calmly landed Southwest Flight 1380, broke barriers as a fighter pilot," 18 Apr. 2018 Because of the combat exclusion law, Tammie Jo Shults was prohibited from flying in a combat squadron. Author: Samantha Schmidt, Anchorage Daily News, "She broke barriers as a fighter pilot – and calmly landed the damaged Southwest jet," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of exclusion

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for exclusion

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin exclusion-, exclusio, from excludere

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Phrases Related to exclusion

to the exclusion of

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exclusion

noun
ex·clu·sion | \ik-ˈsklü-zhən \

Kids Definition of exclusion

: the act of shutting or keeping out : the state of being shut or kept out

exclusion

noun
ex·clu·sion | \iks-ˈklü-zhən \

Medical Definition of exclusion 

: surgical separation of part of an organ from the rest without excision

Other Words from exclusion

exclude \iks-ˈklüd \ transitive verb excluded; excluding

exclusion

noun
ex·clu·sion | \ik-ˈsklü-zhən \

Legal Definition of exclusion 

1 : the act of excluding or state of being excluded specifically : refusal of entry into the U.S. by immigration officials review of deportation and exclusion orders — compare deportation

2 : something that excludes or is excluded: as

a : a part of an insurance contract that excludes specified risks from coverage — compare condition, declaration

b : an amount that is excluded from tax liability — compare credit, deduction, exemption

Other Words from exclusion

exclusionary \-zhə-ˌner-ē \ adjective

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