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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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Novartis Boycot Campaign, Brief Background of the Gleevec Case, http://novartisboycott.org/brief-background-of-the-gleevec-case/(2007).
If the Chinese start to talk of a boycot of French goods ...
When the Apartheid regime was toppled, cricket could hold its head high and say it played its part by boycot ting South Africa.
Moseley Forum has no right whatever to act against a legitimate political party, much less to openly encourage others to boycot them.
Even such simple things as organizing a consumer boycot (e.g., against major sponsors of "gay" events) raise consciousness, while longer-term changes are being put in motion.
garantizado a Blinkfluer proteccion alguna frente al llamado a un boycot
Locals have also threatened to boycot existing superstores in the area - if Lidl is not allowed to set up.
Their threatened, go-it alone, boycot of Sunday's Worthington Cup Final - because of the poor viewing facilities - has led to a complete review of the Millennium Stadium's disabled facilities, plus free tickets for all 300 wheelchair users on Sunday.
Imports from Australia dropped to 1,364,000 tons in 1998 and to 906.000 tons in 1999 following the East timor conflict that caused a boycot agains Indonesian exports and import by Australian workers.
Kelleway, whose veteran sprinter Friendly Brave broke a shoulder entering the home turn in the seller, throwing Fredericks, now intends to boycot Dunstall Park until the Fibresand surface is relaid.
and Jews, spoke before film-makers and called for a boycot of