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 for exclusion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exclusion \Ex*clu"sion\, n. [L. exclusio: cf. F. exclusion. See
     Exclude.]
     1. The act of excluding, or of shutting out, whether by
        thrusting out or by preventing admission; a debarring;
        rejection; prohibition; the state of being excluded.
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              His sad exclusion from the doors of bliss. --Milton.
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              The exclusion of the duke from the crown of England
              and Ireland.                          --Hume.
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     2. (Physiol.) The act of expelling or ejecting a fetus or an
        egg from the womb.
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     3. Thing emitted. --Sir T. Browne.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  exclusion
      n 1: the state of being excluded [ant: inclusion]
      2: the state of being excommunicated [syn: excommunication,
         exclusion, censure]
      3: a deliberate act of omission; "with the exception of the
         children, everyone was told the news" [syn: exception,
         exclusion, elision]
      4: the act of forcing out someone or something; "the ejection of
         troublemakers by the police"; "the child's expulsion from
         school" [syn: ejection, exclusion, expulsion,
         riddance]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  145 Moby Thesaurus words for "exclusion":
     Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, abjuration,
     abjurement, abscission, amputation, annihilation, ban, banishment,
     bar, blackball, blackballing, chucking, chucking out, complaint,
     contempt, contraband, contradiction, declination, declining,
     defrocking, degradation, demotion, denial, depluming, deportation,
     deprivation, despisal, despising, destruction, dim view,
     disagreement, disallowance, disappointment, disapprobation,
     disapproval, disbarment, discard, disclamation, discontent,
     discontentedness, discontentment, discounting, disenchantment,
     disesteem, disfavor, disfellowship, disgruntlement, disillusion,
     disillusionment, dismissal, disownment, displeasure, displuming,
     disregard, disrespect, dissatisfaction, dissent, distaste,
     ejection, elimination, embargo, eradication, eviction, exception,
     excision, excommunication, exile, expatriation, expulsion,
     extinction, extirpation, extradition, forbiddance, forbidden fruit,
     forbidding, fugitation, ignoring, index, index expurgatorius,
     index librorum prohibitorum, indignation, inhibition, injunction,
     interdict, interdiction, interdictum, law, lockout, low estimation,
     low opinion, mutilation, no-no, nonacceptance, nonapproval,
     nonconsideration, objection, omission, opposition, opposure,
     ostracism, ostracization, ouster, outlawing, outlawry, passing by,
     preclusion, prevention, prohibition, prohibitory injunction,
     proscription, protest, putting away, putting out, rebuff,
     recantation, refusal, rejection, relegation, removal, renouncement,
     repression, repudiation, repulse, rescission,
     restrictive covenants, riddance, ruling out, rustication, scouting,
     spurning, statute, stripping, sumptuary laws, suppression, taboo,
     throwing out, thumbs-down, transportation, turning out, unfrocking,
     unhappiness, zoning, zoning laws
  
  

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