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blacklist

1. noun A list of names of people, groups, or organizations who are to be banned, censured, or are under suspicion, as in politics, law enforcement, business, labor unions, etc. The country's government maintains a blacklist of people it deems dangerous. The company circulates a blacklist every year among its employees so they know not to offer jobs or information to people whose views run contrary to its values.
2. verb To put someone on a blacklist, that is, a list of names of people, groups, or organizations who are to be banned, censured, or are under suspicion. The influential writer was blacklisted early in her career for denouncing certain policies of the federal government. If you keep getting into fights there, the bar will eventually blacklist you.

black list

A list of persons or things considered undesirable or deserving punishment, as in Japanese beetles are on my black list of garden pests. The practice of making such lists is quite old. Notorious examples include the late 19th-century black lists of union members whom employers would not hire and the black lists of persons suspected of being Communists as a result of the hearings held by Senator Joseph R. McCarthy in the early 1950s. Today the term is also used more loosely, as in the example. [Early 1600s] Also see black book, def. 1.
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Towcester, also on the black list, is unlikely to achieve promotion, general manager Kevin Ackerman admitted, but he urged HG representatives to visit the course to discuss their concerns.
Most businessmen gladly accepted the drafting of the black list because they need to know whether a given manager opened or closed business and whether bankruptcy or court proceedings against a given firm are in progress.
Other enhancements in the new version: black list window has much more power now (you can browse your black list images by double click), critical bug on Windows XP was fixed, correct processing of bad internet connection was added.
The Black List is published in The Voice newspaper annually.
A flag's ranking is taken into account when targeting ships for inspection and ships flying flags listed on the black list are liable for banning from the region after multiple detentions.
The special UN committee is likely to remove names of some of the militants from the black list, as a 16-point resolution passed after the conclusion of the Kabul peace jirga called for their removal.
However, he also asked for removal of Taliban's names from the UN black list.
Summary: France has called for a world aviation black list in the wake of a Yemeni airliner crash but the plan would be tough to implement and requires the political will of many governments to succeed.
Our commercial banks will quickly put your name on the black list if you disagree with them concerning the interest rate on your credit cards.
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The statement was titled, ''White list of Cambodia's public figures to be protected because they are allegedly on the CPP's black list of persons to be assassinated in the near future.
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has pledged to help Indonesia lift itself from the black list of international community joining the Financial Action Task Force (FAF) on money laundering Indonesia has been declared non cooperative in the battle against money laundering.
We'll give the families fistfuls of dollars if you take us off the terrorist black list and lift sanctions says Colonel Mu'ammar Gaddafi.