Black-book definition

A book containing names of those blacklisted.
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A book containing names of people or organizations to blacklist.
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Any of several books or documents of a political character, published at different times and for different purposes; so called either from the colour of the binding, or from the character of the contents.
  • A book compiled in the twelfth century, containing a description of the court of exchequer of England, an official statement of the revenues of the crown, etc.
  • A book containing details of the enormities practiced in the English monasteries and religious houses, compiled by order of their visitors under Henry VIII, to hasten their dissolution.
  • A book of admiralty law, of the highest authority, compiled in the reign of Edward III.
  • A book kept for the purpose of registering the names of persons liable to censure or punishment, as in the English universities, or the English armies.
  • Any book dealing with necromancy.
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be in someone's black book
  • to be regarded unfavorably by someone
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be in someone's black book