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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boycott  \Boy"cott`\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Boycotted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Boycotting}.]  [From  Captain  Boycott,  a  land  agent  in 
  Mayo,  Ireland,  so  treated  in  1880.] 
  To  combine  against  (a  landlord,  tradesman,  employer,  or  other 
  person),  to  withhold  social  or  business  relations  from  him 
  and  to  deter  others  from  holding  such  relations;  to  subject 
  to  a  boycott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boycott  \Boy"cott\,  n. 
  The  process,  fact  or  pressure  of  boycotting;  a  combining  to 
  withhold  or  prevent  dealing  or  social  intercourse  with  a 
  tradesman,  employer,  etc.;  social  and  business  interdiction 
  for  the  purpose  of  coercion. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boycott 
  n  :  a  group's  refusal  to  have  commercial  dealings  with  some 
  organization  in  protest  against  its  policies 
  v  :  refuse  to  sponsor;  refuse  to  do  business  with  [ant:  {patronize}] 




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