a list of persons under suspicion, disfavor, censure, etc.:
His record as an anarchist put him on the government’s blacklist.
a list privately exchanged among employers, containing the names of persons to be barred from employment because of untrustworthiness or for holding opinions considered undesirable.
a list drawn up by a labor union, containing the names of employers to be boycotted for unfair labor practices.
to put (a person, group, company, etc.) on a blacklist.
Contemporary Examples

Erica Jong Defends Feminist Revolution Erica Jong March 26, 2012
NBC Unveils Its 2013-14 Schedule: ‘Parenthood’ to Thursday, ‘Revolution’ to Wednesday, and More Jace Lacob May 11, 2013
The Blacklist’s Frustrating Fall: Keen’s a Keeper, but Red Regresses Jason Lynch November 10, 2014
Once Again, the Anti-Defamation League Defames Jay Michaelson October 21, 2013
‘The Blacklist’ Is Dead Without the Psychotic Red Jason Lynch March 30, 2014

Historical Examples

The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII) Various
Ethics John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
A History of Trade Unionism in the United States Selig Perlman
The Wreckers Francis Lynde
The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II Burton J. Hendrick

a list of persons or organizations under suspicion, or considered untrustworthy, disloyal, etc, esp one compiled by a government or an organization
(transitive) to put on a blacklist

Note: During the McCarthy era (see Joseph P. McCarthy) in the 1950s, the careers of many public figures suspected of communist activities were ruined by blacklisting.


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