Definition of Black book

1. Noun. A list of people who are out of favor.

Exact synonyms: Blacklist, Shitlist
Generic synonyms: List, Listing
Derivative terms: Blacklist



Definition of Black book

1. Noun. Any of several documents or books that have (or had) black covers ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Black book

1. 1. One of several books of a political character, published at different times and for different purposes; so called either from the colour of the binding, or from the character of the contents. 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. 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. 4. A book of admiralty law, of the highest authority, compiled in the reign of Edw. III. 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. 6. Any book which treats of necromancy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Book

black bear
black bearberry
black bears
black bee
black beech
black beetle
black beetles
black belt
black belts
black bile
black bindweed
black birch
black bloc
black bodies
black body
black book (current term)
black box
black box warning
black boxes
black bread
black bream
black brotus
black bryony
black buck
black buffalo
black cab
black caiman
black cake
black calla
black caraway

Literary usage of Black book

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1. The Historic Note-book: With an Appendix of Battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1891)
"black book (The), 1530. A book containing the reports of two royal commissioners, named Lcgh and Leyton; appointed by Thomas Cromwell, chief minister of ..."

2. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1885)
"1 This attack upon Leland is very characteristic, but it is caused by his having reported upon the Cambridge Black-book in his annotations to the ..."

3. The Four Ancient Books of Wales Containing the Cymric Poems Attributed to by William Forbes Skene (1868)
"black book of Caermarthen XXL . . 602 K. ANONYMOUS POEMS ON ... black book of Caermarthen TO . .506 LXXIX. black book of Caermarthen rx. .508 LXXX. ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1832)
"Assuredly the day is ap- black book; an Exposition of evils are permitted to go on unre- New Edition. 8vo. pp. 683. propelling when they must have an London ..."

5. James Mill: A Biography by Alexander Bain (1882)
"It is entitled—The black book, or CORRUPTION UNMASK. ... I can well recollect often hearing the name of the black book in the exciting months of 1831-2; ..."

6. The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV., King by Charles Greville (1897)
"... Hampshire—General Excitement—The Tory Party—State of Ireland- More Disturbances—Lord Grey's Colleagues—Election at Liverpool— The black book—The Duke of ..."

7. History of the Church of England: From the Abolition of the Roman Jurisdiction by Richard Watson Dixon (1884)
"In this account it is said for the first time that all the religious houses in England had been visited when the black book was made, and that two-thirds of ..."

8. The Historic Note-book: With an Appendix of Battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1891)
"black book (The), 1530. A book containing the reports of two royal commissioners, named Lcgh and Leyton; appointed by Thomas Cromwell, chief minister of ..."

9. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1885)
"1 This attack upon Leland is very characteristic, but it is caused by his having reported upon the Cambridge Black-book in his annotations to the ..."

10. The Four Ancient Books of Wales Containing the Cymric Poems Attributed to by William Forbes Skene (1868)
"black book of Caermarthen XXL . . 602 K. ANONYMOUS POEMS ON ... black book of Caermarthen TO . .506 LXXIX. black book of Caermarthen rx. .508 LXXX. ..."

11. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1832)
"Assuredly the day is ap- black book; an Exposition of evils are permitted to go on unre- New Edition. 8vo. pp. 683. propelling when they must have an London ..."

12. James Mill: A Biography by Alexander Bain (1882)
"It is entitled—The black book, or CORRUPTION UNMASK. ... I can well recollect often hearing the name of the black book in the exciting months of 1831-2; ..."

13. The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV., King by Charles Greville (1897)
"... Hampshire—General Excitement—The Tory Party—State of Ireland- More Disturbances—Lord Grey's Colleagues—Election at Liverpool— The black book—The Duke of ..."

14. History of the Church of England: From the Abolition of the Roman Jurisdiction by Richard Watson Dixon (1884)
"In this account it is said for the first time that all the religious houses in England had been visited when the black book was made, and that two-thirds of ..."

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