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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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In October of 2012, the Black List expanded its purview, officially going online with theBlackList.
Garuda Indonesia was added to Europe's black list two years ago, and following corrective measures is due to be struck from a new list to be released within the next fortnight.
You were put on the black list without anybody explaining anything to you.
Black list monitoring is much the same as ISP relations, however, the monitoring is done based on black lists that ISPs look to.
We can guarantee the accuracy of the black lists because they are cross-checked with at least four different agencies, including the police and the military," he said.
NEW YORK -- Corporate Responsibility Magazine, publishers of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List[R], today announced its annual Black List, the Russell 1000 companies who tie for bottom ranking in transparency and corporate citizenship.
Now the suspect is not on the Black List even,' he said, adding that the Federal Investigation Agency had nothing to do with this list as it was solely dealt with by the Interior Ministry in Islamabad.
The Bank, through one of the most efficient digital systems, applies very strict rules and policies whereby the Bank abide by the Lebanese Black List, the OFAC List, the US Black List and the European Anti Money Laundering List".
Will it be a question of creating a black list of airports, from which freight will not be allowed to enter the EU?
question is that if we create such a black list it is very, very easy to
The Black List chronicles the work of 257 indigenous Australians with credits as producer, director, writer or d.
13 (ANI): In the wake of the recent peace 'jirga', the United Nations (UN) would be reviewing its Afghan terror black list when a special committee visits the country later this month, a top UN official has said.
LincolnMoses, fromWitton,Birmingham, manager of Continental Star FC, has been included in The Black List for 2009 - which recognises the achievement off the field frommembers of the Afro-Caribbean community in the UK.
Lincoln Moses, from Witton, Birmingham, who became the manager of Britain's first blackled football club, has been included in The Black List for 2009 - which recognises the achievement off the field from members of the Afro-Caribbean community in the UK.
If they put them on the black list, financially it could be pretty disastrous.