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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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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), The limits of conscientious refusal in reproductive medicine, AGOG Committee Opinion, 2007, No.
Before entering prison in early 2009, Wind was one of 10 Shministim who issued a statement explaining their conscientious refusal to join an occupying army: "We oppose the actions taken in the name of 'defense' of the Israeli society (checkpoints, targeted killing, apartheid roads available for Jews only, curfe.
In November 2007, ACOG issued a new ethical statement, "The Limits of Conscientious Refusal in Reproductive Medicine.