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refusalnoun 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.