Search Result for "black_book":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a list of people who are out of favor;
[syn: blacklist, black book, shitlist]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Black book \Black" book`\ (bl[a^]k" b[oo^]k`). 1. One of several books of a political character, published at different times and for different purposes; -- so called either from the color of the binding, or from the character of the contents. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] 4. A book of admiralty law, of the highest authority, compiled in the reign of Edw. III. --Bouvier. --Wharton. [1913 Webster] 5. 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. [1913 Webster] 6. Any book which treats of necromancy. [1913 Webster] 7. A book containing a black list. [PJC] 8. A book kept by a single man, containing a list of women whom he calls occasionally for a social date; -- usually used in the phrase little black book. [jocose] [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

black book n 1: a list of people who are out of favor [syn: blacklist, black book, shitlist]