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Meaning of BLACK MARKET

Pronunciation:  blak 'mârkit

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls
  2. [n]  people who engage in illicit trade
  3. [adj]  distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes"
  4. [v]  deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
 
 Synonyms: black, bootleg, contraband, illegal, run, smuggled
 
 See Also: black marketeer, market, market, marketplace, merchandise, trade

 

 

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 Related Terms: actionable, against the law, anarchic, anarchistic, anomic, black-marketeer, bootleg, bootlegging, chargeable, contraband, contrary to law, Cosa Nostra, criminal, felonious, fence, flawed, gambling, gray market, illegal, illegal commerce, illegal operations, illegitimate, illegitimate business, illicit, illicit business, impermissible, irregular, justiciable, lawless, loan-sharking, Mafia, moonshine, moonshining, narcotics traffic, nonconstitutional, nonlegal, nonlicit, organized crime, outlaw, outlawed, prostitution, protection racket, punishable, push, racket, shady dealings, shove, the rackets, the syndicate, traffic in women, triable, unallowed, unauthorized, unconstitutional, under-the-counter, under-the-table, unlawful, unofficial, unstatutory, unwarrantable, unwarranted, usury, white slavery, wrongful
 

 

 

 

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