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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.
See also: black, list

blacklist

1. n. a list of the names of banned people; a list of people undesirable to some group. I hear they keep a blacklist of all the people they disagree with.
2. tv. to put someone’s name on a list of undesirables. They blacklisted me for not belonging to the right organizations.
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The legend of the blacklist, sanitized of all references to Stalin or to the Communist Party's actual record in the studios, became a continuing influence on Hollywood's political life.
The blacklist mythography casts too long a shadow, one in which a fuller appreciation of the epic battle between communism and democracy remains in the dark.
The EU blacklist should ensure there is no repetition of the chaos in Europe last spring when several EU member states - the Netherlands, France and Germany - decided to suspend flights by the Turkish airline Onur Air in the light of problems detected during safety controls in Switzerland.
But a group of 100 workers in England are about to embark on a class action against 39 companies who funded a blacklist.
It is a specially designed DNS server that installs as a Windows NT service and works in exactly the same way as public DNS blacklists.
MERSEYSIDE construction workers who fear their names may have been on an outlawed blacklist have been urged to get in touch with the body set up to campaign for compensation for them.
Such a practice reflects poorly on all those who followed it, thereby penalising workers - or, rather, would-be workers - in the most cowardly way (many men whose names were put on blacklists will not even know they were listed).
Because DNS-based blacklists typically look only at the IP address of the sending machine, spammers are now using these zombie armies to attack from dozens of different machines, thereby increasing the likelihood of finding a machine that is not yet blacklisted.
a worldwide leading developer of natural handwriting and print recognition technology (OCR, ICR, IWR, OMR) is integrating its A2iA CheckReader solution, so that fraudulent transactions and laundering can be spotted by verifying checks against various blacklists.
In contrast, blacklists block all mail from a host, preventing delivery of even valid mail from known users.
IBF technology uses Artificial Intelligence to determine the intent of information rather than relying on ineffective techniques such as, blacklists, white lists signatures, or rules.
When asked to identify their biggest concern, nearly a third of the email marketers surveyed (31 percent) mentioned blacklists and spam filters implemented by ISPs and corporate IT departments.
Verio has included Whitelist and Blacklist capabilities to provide customers with additional controls to effectively manage the flow of email into their accounts.