Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    An attempt by persons acting in combination to coerce one to follow a prescribed line of conduct by compelling others to shun him in business. See 63 L. R. A. 753; also 90 Am. St. Rep. 451.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A conspiracy formed and intended directly or, indirectly to prevent the carrying on of any lawful business or to injure the business of any one by wrongfully preventing those who would be customers from buying anything from or employing the representatives of said business, by threats, intimidation or other forcible means. Gray v. Building Trades Council, 91 Minn. 171, 97 N. W. 663, 63 In B. A. 753, 103 Am. St. Rep. 477; Sinte v. Glidden, 55 Conn. 46, 8 Atl 890, 3 Am. St Rep. 23; In re Crump, 84 Va. 927, 6 S. B. 620, 10 Am, St Rep. 895; Oxley Stave Co. v. International Union (C. C.) 72 Fed. 699; Casey v. Typographical Union (C. C.) 45 Fed. 135, 12 L. R. A. 193; Davis v. Starrett, 97 Me. 568, 55 Atl. 516; Barr v. Essex Trades Council, 53 N. J. Eq. 101, 30 Atl. 881; Park v. Druggists' Ass'n, 175 N. Y. 1, 67 N. E. 136, 62 L It. A. 632, 96 Am. St. Rep. 578.