An illegal traffic or trade in officially controlled or scarce commodities
they planned to sell the meat on the black market
bootleg: distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes"
people who engage in illicit trade
run: deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
an illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls
The black market (sometimes known as underground or black economy) is trade, goods and services that are not part of the official economy of a country; this may be legal activities where taxes are not paid, or illegal activities, such as drug dealing and prostitution.
Black Market is an instrumental jazz fusion album released by Weather Report in 1976. This album was produced by Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter. It was recorded in December 1975 and released in April 1976 through Columbia Records. Columbia released it again as a digitally-remastered CD in 1991.
"Black Market" is the fourteenth episode of the second season of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica television series. It aired originally on the Sci Fi Channel on January 27, 2006.
(Black-marketing) Black Marketing was a 1943 dramatic propaganda short produced by the Office of War Information and directed by William Castle. It is an educational film warning American civilians against buying unrationed foodstuffs and materials.
trade that is in violation of restrictions, rationing or price controls; the people who engage in such trade (considered as a group), or that sector of the economy
(Black markets) Where people ignore the government's price and/or quantity controls and sell illegally at whatever price equates illegal demand and supply.
An illegal market, in which something is bought and sold outside of official government-sanctioned channels. Black markets tend to arise when a government tries to fix a price without itself providing all of the necessary supply or demand. ...
an illegal market, usually for goods that are in short supply. Black market trading breaks government regulations or legislation and is particularly prevalent during times of shortage, such as rationing, or in industries that are very highly regulated, such as pharmaceuticals or armaments.
1. Production, movement and/or sale of an item of equipment directly to a pilot or squad. The equipment is not readily available at the station the trade is being made. 2. Brokered equipment which is consequently not insured.
a market in which goods and services are illegally traded at prices above the price ceiling (chapter 3)
The illegal sale or trade of goods; drug dealers are said to carry out their business on the "black market."
Profiteering (usually illegal) by hoarding and selling at exorbitant prices, without accounting or false accounting
A market that operates outside the law and government regulation. Black-market transactions are largely untaxed and unrecorded. They may involve the sale of smuggled goods, stolen goods, or illegally copied goods (watches, for instance).
a place or system for selling goods illegally.
Illegal trade, commerce, or currency exchange which evades taxes, government oversight, or both.
a person or group selling merchandise (civilian & military) illegally (usually stolen) outside of normal military supply channels.
Brigitte tells Davis that the Resistance bought most of the explosives they have on the black market. (The Killing Game, Part 2)
Illegal activity not counted in official statistics.
adoption performed outside the law, often referred to as the illegal buying and selling of children.
(in black market (economics))
Created when buyers and sellers meet to negotiate the exchange of a prohibited or illegal good. More generally any unofficial market in which prices are inordinately high. ««