guilt by association
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The attribution of guilt to individuals because of the people or organizations with which they associate, rather than because of any crime that they have committed.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
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How to use guilt by association in a sentence
But that cannot happen when private-sector workers experience guilt-by-association with unpopular public-sector union actions.Why Progressives Shouldn’t Support Public Workers Unions|Dmitri Mehlhorn|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, this form of shaming, blacklisting, and guilt-by-association is, itself, a form of defamation.Once Again, the Anti-Defamation League Defames|Jay Michaelson|October 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST