nonexclusive

adjective non·ex·clu·sive \ ˌnän-ik-ˈsklü-siv , -ziv \
|Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of nonexclusive

: not exclusive
  • a nonexclusive club
  • So when he was courted in 1984 for "Miami Vice," [Edward James] Olmos held out until he got a nonexclusive contract. Which came in handy when he wanted to make "Stand and Deliver."
  • —David Mills

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1845

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