self-ex·​clu·​sion | \ ˌself-ik-ˈsklü-zhən How to pronounce self-exclusion (audio) \
plural self-exclusions

Definition of self-exclusion

: the act of excluding oneself from some activity … the difficulty in determining that the self-exclusion is truly voluntary where it is apparent that attempts to integrate would be rebuffed.— Brian Barry specifically : a formal process by which one may opt to be barred from access to legal gambling activities in a specified area or venue [Tony] Santo said … they will offer people with gambling addictions the option of "voluntary self-exclusion" from the casino, which staff will then enforce. — Dave Lazzarino often used before another noun a self-exclusion program A problem gambler who signs up for the self-exclusion list won't be allowed to enter any of Indiana's casinos. — Kristina Buchthal

First Known Use of self-exclusion

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-exclusion.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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