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English definition of “name and shame”

name and shame

adjective [before noun]
( also name-and-shame) relating to the activity of saying publicly that a person, company, etc. has behaved in a bad or illegal way: It is disappointing to see these two banks, with all their resources, on the name-and-shame list. This newspaper does not operate a name-and-shame policy.
(Definition of name and shame adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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