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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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Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported senior Israeli officials saying that the potential for the BDS to scale-down business due to the blacklist is already becoming a reality.
The Islamic Republic had been hoping to be removed from the blacklist based on its promises of compliance made to FATF in the spring.
If he submits sufficient proof to reverse the blacklist, it may be lifted accordingly," Tan said.
He added, however, 2011 saw a downturn trend as figures showed a drastic drop in the number of people added to the blacklist last year.
Those on the blacklist are subject to asset freezes and travel bans.
As well as making it unlawful for organisations to refuse employment or sack individuals for appearing on a blacklist, the rules enable individuals or unions to pursue compensation or solicit action against those who compile, distribute or use blacklists.
European Commission said it has made available additional resources to nations confronting safety issues and has received support from donors such as the World Bank; the European Civil Aviation Conference, which wants to extend the blacklist to non-EU European nations; Eurocontrol, which has established a warning system identifying flight plans for banned carriers; ICAO, which has discussed producing its own blacklist, and IATA.
FORMING SUPPORTED OPINIONS: Do you agree with Dalton Trumbo's 1970 statement that the blacklist period had no villains or heroes?
EUROPEAN Union (EU) anti-fraud Commissioner Siim Kallas has called for a tough approach in reforming a blacklist of agricultural businesses or agencies found defrauding EU farm spending programmes, despite member state opposition.
As expected, the Council of EU Transport Ministers on December 5 adopted the Regulation introducing an EU blacklist of airlines barred access to the Union.
The transport ministers of the European Union have agreed to go ahead with plans to create a blacklist of airlines considered too unsafe to operate in the Union.
Accounting and Payment System Director Dyah Nastiti said the issuance of the blacklist is to maintain or improve the public confidence in the payment instruments.
has identified the URL Domain Blacklist as the most effective and consistent spam filtering technology.
Blacklist filters reject any messages originating from or routed through blacklisted addresses or domains, while whitelists only accept any messages from an address or domain on a user-approved list.
Once an administrator installs GFI MailEssentials 8 on Exchange Server 2000, incoming mail is checked against the selected third party blacklist.