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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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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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In the past, arms companies were blacklisted for up to 10 years
Compared to other countries the number of blacklisted or suspended companies is very low here,-EeA[yen] he claimed.
Emiratis blacklisted by the Emirates National Development Programme
02/F-10 Markaz Islamabad (registered) has also been blacklisted for its poor performance and alleged misuse of government wheat stock of 646.
With his play ``Trumbo: Red, White and Blacklisted,'' the now matured Christopher Trumbo is opening the vaults again.
Your e-mail can be blacklisted by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) such as Yahoo
Lardner wrote scenes for various films either produced or unproduced, but like his friends, he wrote on the sly, in a process later treated comically by formerly blacklisted screenwriter Walter Bernstein in The Front, starring Woody Allen.
Over the years, a number of book-length accounts have taken up the cause, some written by relatives of the blacklisted, invoking "inquisition" and "red scare" in their titles and bristling with terms such as witch-hunt and McCarthyite.
These days, even marketers who email with permission may be inadvertently or incorrectly blacklisted.
The EU also cited that the blacklisted countries have refused to commit to tax transparency and information exchanges with other countries.
He pointed out that the company, Alstom Hydro, was a subsidiary of a blacklisted company, Alstom SA, which was indicted by a US court.
BLACKLISTED workers will today be given a public apology from major construction firms.
BLACKLISTED tradesmen have each been awarded up to PS200,000 compensation for having their working lives blighted.
SHADOW Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell has said Liverpool FC "must engage" with campaigns to help blacklisted workers.