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Boycott

The conscious refusal to buy products from a certain company or country. Boycotts are often organized on a large scale in an attempt to influence the behavior of companies or countries. Very often, boycotts are ethical or political.

boycott

  1. the withholding of supplies of products to a trader by a producer because the trader is, for example, in breach of CONTRACT or the trader is selling the products as LOSS LEADERS. See REFUSAL TO SUPPLY.
  2. the cessation of INTERNATIONAL TRADE, wholly or in part, with a particular country by other countries.

boycott

  1. 1the withholding of supplies of GOODS from a distributor by a producer or producers in order to force that distributor to resell those goods only on terms specified by the producer. In the past, boycotts were often used as a means of enforcing RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE.
  2. the prohibition of certain imports or exports, or a complete ban on INTERNATIONAL TRADE with a particular country by other countries.
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By now, of course, a boycott means a lot more than ostracizing an individual.
Less than 1 percent of taxpayers who had operations in countries known to participate in boycotts not sanctioned by the U.
But far worse is a third law that is certain to pass its final stages within a few weeks: the law to outlaw the boycott of the settlements.
However, for the economic boycott to be truly seen as legitimate by most Israelis and by many supporters of Israel, the thinking that informs it must be considerably refined.
The boycott was caused by something more than an "insignificant joke.
Boycotts allow people to be mobilized and fight indirectly which is literally giving power to the people.
Most people don't pay attention to boycotts anymore.
Unions are rejecting the employer's demand that the boycott is called off before negotiations can start.
The work boycott, she said, could prove more troublesome.
One claims Bulgaria is a poor country, therefore we should not boycott and it is the people of Bulgaria who will suffer as a result of a boycott.
CFAC estimates that 300,000 people were prepared to take part in the boycott.