black market

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black market (plural black markets)

  1. trade that is in violation of restrictions, rationing or price controls
    • 22 March 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games[1]
      In District 12, a dirt-poor coal-mining community that looks like a Dorothea Lange photograph, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) quietly rebels against the system by hunting game in a forbidden area with her friend Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and trading it on the black market.
  2. the people who engage in such trade (considered as a group), or that sector of the economy

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