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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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In the United Kingdom and Canada, where a refusal of treatment has endangered a child's healthy future, the courts have always ordered the treatment.
To help such professionals conform to lawful and good practice, he analyzes the UK's Mental Health Acts of 1983 and 2007 as well as related legislation, covering basic human rights, provisions of the acts, the concept of secure accommodation, the role of criminal justice, service provision and entitlement, practice issues and newly-arising problem areas such as confidentiality, consent amongst adolescents, and refusal of treatment.
With terminally-ill children, it's vital that parents and doctors are confident that refusal of treatment is in the child's best interests, with regard given to quality of life.
A WOMAN from War-wickshire "at serious risk of going blind" has launched a High Court test case battle over the county's NHS bosses' refusal of treatment that could save her sight.
The resulting action, if our children were not screened pre-birth would be refusal of treatment should the child be born with asthma, epilepsy, hair lip or even something as imperfect as short-sightedness.
The Act introduces two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs): The Property and Affairs LPA, which is similar to an EPA and allows the appointed attorney to manage all financial affairs of the donor, subject to any restrictions in the power; and the Welfare LPA which allows the appointed attorney to make decisions regarding personal health and welfare, such as consent or refusal of treatment and where an individual is to live.
Her application to the High Court is being backed by her union Unison, which says the refusal of treatment amounts to a breach of the Human Rights Act and the European Convention of Human Rights.