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refusal

noun abjuration, abnegation, ban, debarment, declination, declinature, defiance, denial, disallowance, disapproval, disavowal, disclaimer, enjoinment, exclusion, incompliance, interdiction, negation, negative answer, nonacceptance, noncompliance, nonconsent, prohibition, proscription, rebuff, rejection, renouncement, renunciation, repudiation, repulse, resistance, unwillingness, veto
Associated concepts: refusal to answer, refusal to bargain, refusal to proceed, refusal to testify, right of first refusal
Foreign phrases: Reprobata pecunia liberat solventem.Money refused releases the debtor.
See also: bar, declination, disapproval, disclaimer, exclusion, negation, noncompliance, nonobservance, obstruction, ostracism, prohibition, rebuff, rejection, renunciation, repudiation, resistance

REFUSAL. The act of declining to receive or to do something.
     2. A grantee may refuse a title, vide Assent; one appointed executor may refuse to act as such. la some cases, a neglect to perform a duty which the party is required by law or his agreement to do, will amount to a refusal.

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Conceptualizing a Jewish theory of conscientious refusal seems to be an especially difficult task, since traditional Jewish legal and religious thought never developed a philosophical concept of conscience that would resemble the European theories.
As has been suggested above, since Yes hayahu Leibowitz was seen as a moral authority by wide range of intellectuals, he could have made a major contribution to Israeli Jewish political philosophy had he developed a theory of civil disobedience or conscientious refusal, but unfortunately he missed this opportunity, in spite of the fact that he did contribute to the public justification of the activities of the refusal movements.
Moreover, Leibowitz simply had no such theory; he saw civil disobedience as a useful political act, (43) and had no interest whatsoever in conscientious refusal.
Moreover, he could have also contributed to the theory of conscientious refusal had he not objected--irrationally, it can be suggested--to using a reasonable interpretation of conscience.
Avi Sagi and Ron Shapira demonstrated in an article that the present instances of refusal to serve in the territories were to be classified as cases of civil disobedience and not as cases of individual conscientious refusal.
However, Sagi and Shapira, similar to Leibowitz, claim that soldiers who refuse to serve in the army should not be considered as individuals fighting for their personal autonomy and right for conscientious refusal.
30) Michael DeBoer makes the claim that a provider's refusal, including conscientious refusal, to provide/perform certain services serves as a "boundary" that delimits the patient-provider relationship.
First, it is important to define the term that is the pivot point for conscientious refusals to provide healthcare goods and services.
As in the physician context, most issues with an institution's conscientious refusals can be alleviated by clear communication of institutional values before admission to the institution.
26) This section considers the discreet proposition that conscientious refusals in medical contexts should be filtered through the concept of contract.
We first critically evaluated and contributed to the philosophical and bioethical literature on conscience and conscientious refusals.
Conscientious Refusals in Reproductive Health Care," described at: conscience.