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To refuse to acknowledge something; to disclaim connection with or responsibility for an action or statement. To deny someone of a legal right is to deprive him or her of that right.
A denial is a part of a legal Pleading that refutes the facts set forth by the opposing side. A general denial takes exception to all the material elements of the complaint or petition, and a specific denial addresses a particular allegation in issue.
deny(Contradict), verb contravene, controvert, declare to be false, declare to be untrue, disaffirm, disagree, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disown, dispute, dissent, forswear, infitias ire, negare, negate, refuse to acknowledge, reeuse to admit, refuse to allow, reject as erroneous, traverse
Foreign phrases: Ei incumbit probatio, qui dicit, non qui negat; cum per rerum naturam factum negantis probatio nulla sit.The burden of proof lies upon him who asserts it, not upon him who denies; since, by the nature of things, he who denies a fact cannot produce any proof of it.
deny(Refuse to grant), verb abnegate, forbid, keep from, negare, prohibit, refuse to allow, refuse to bestow, refuse to give, refuse to permit, refuse to supply, reject, renounce, withhold
Associated concepts: deny a claim, deny a motion, deny a right, deny due process, deny liability
See also: adeem, annul, answer, ban, bar, bear false witness, cancel, condemn, confront, constrain, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, demur, disaccord, disagree, disallow, disapprove, disavow, disclaim, dismiss, disown, disprove, dispute, disqualify, exclude, forbid, forswear, gainsay, interdict, negate, oppose, prohibit, protest, rebut, refuse, refute, reject, renounce, reply, repudiate, restrain, withhold