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Deny

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.

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The taxpayer usually sustains a loss when its claim for refund was denied and the same can no longer be recovered.
Marc Wyn Morris, of Cwm Bowydd Farm, Blaenau Ffestiniog, denied six charges relating to the alleged incident on February 5 and subsequent care of dogs.
Barry Burke, 18, of Stonedale Crescent, Croxteth, denied guns and arson conspiracies and conspiracy to supply class A and class B drugs.
Tweed also denied he changed his version of events since making his defence case statement last month in a bid to help Davis.
The company was basing coverage decisions on a federal law that permits pre-existing condition claims to be denied for up to 12 months.
Basiru Gassama, 30, of Hodge Hill, Birmingham, and Mahmood, of Alum Rock, denied failing to disclose information about the alleged plot.
Iqbal, of Elmbridge Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, denied having the CD on jihad.
Keith Borer denied handling stolen money and Kim Shackleton denied assisting an offender.
The middle pass is still completely denied but by M1 (not W2).
Wisconsin prison officials were in error, she said, when they judged Kaufman's beliefs and then denied his request to form an inmate group.
John Broughton, 54, of Keighley, West Yorkshire, denied conspiracy to transfer the proceeds of drug trafficking and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
This past October, the Reverend Joseph Dantica sought political asylum in Miami, but the popular Baptist minister died handcuffed to a hospital bed on November 3, five days after federal authorities confiscated his medicine, dismissing them as illegitimate and "voodoo-like." [The uncle's last name was spelled differently than Danticat's father's and immediate family because of a clerical error.] Homeland Security officials have denied any wrongdoing,