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1 : the act of excluding or state of being excluded
: refusal of entry into the U.S. by immigration officials [review of deportation and 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 [a $10,000 annual per donee for gifts "W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al."] compare credit, deduction, exemption
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.