Exclusion Law and Legal Definition

Exclusion means the act or practice of excluding, which is keeping out. When used in relation to tax matters it refers to an item of income excluded from gross income. For example, annual exclusion is the amount allowed as nontaxable gift income during the calendar year.

In evidence, it is a trial judge's determination that an item offered as evidence may not be presented to the jury. According to USCS Fed Rules Evid R 615, at the request of a party the court can order to exclude witnesses so that they cannot hear the testimony of other witnesses.

In insurance matters, it refers to a provision in the policy that excepts certain events or conditions from coverage.

Under Immigration law, exclusion means denying an alien entry into the United States.