Definition of black ban in English:

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black ban

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A mass refusal to supply or purchase goods or services in an attempt to force a particular decision or action.
Example sentences
  • Short of a black ban by the unions, I explained, you're gone for all money.
  • The term green ban was coined by Jack Mundey in 1973 to distinguish these actions from traditional union black bans.
  • Indonesia is calling, calling for our help, for a black ban on all Dutch ships.

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