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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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The EC has indicated that all countries that have not adopted the CRS or have bilateral treaties with all EU countries will be automatically blacklisted in 2019 due to more stringent transparency requirements which will be applied from June 2019.
According to the newspaper, a total of 3,913 companies have been blacklisted over an unspecified period of time.
" Had AW been blacklisted, other players in the market would have hiked their prices and had an unfair advantage,'' sources added.
Many of those who were blacklisted were unable to work in the industry again and had to endure years of unemployment.
Unite assistant general secretary, Gail Cartmail said: "Unite has launched a major legal offensive in the High Court on behalf of blacklisted workers.
The Philippines has expressed its surprise that it has been blacklisted by France.
Across the West Midlands, 91 people were blacklisted.
According to documents available with Times of Oman, the embassy has blacklisted seven garment manufacturers and exporters and two other companies while operations with three garment manufacturers and exporters, four recruitment firms, three marketing companies and four other companies have been suspended for violating Oman s
He added, changing the mentality of nationals is often faced with cultural barriers that directly contribute to the unemployment among Emirati women who make up more than 500 of blacklisted candidates.
10 -- As many as four carriage contactors companies has been blacklisted by Food Department over their poor performance and alleged embezzlement in government wheat stock, says a handout issued here Monday.
A year and a half ago, the United States blacklisted all 123 ships owned by Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), the state-owned ocean shipping service.
ONE in 10 Britons has been wrongly blacklisted by credit companies and faces crippling lifetime costs of up to pounds 55,000 as a result, says a survey.
Lee died in 1952 at age 45, penniless and blacklisted, his name and contributions virtually obliterated from American culture.