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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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L'Oreal Communicated with the Arab Boycott Office But Never Boycotted Israel:
person does not conduct any business with the boycotted country.
The Catholic League currently boasts that 27 sponsors have boycotted ``Nothing Sacred,'' and that 1 million people have signed a petition attacking the show.
The fact that KFC was once boycotted by the Central Boycott Office appears to be conveniently forgotten now.
Anyone who is suspected of supporting the Palestinians or expressing concern for their lot is boycotted and expelled.