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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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Stuart Stephen , 23, of Merrivale, Aberdeen, denies singing sectarian songs on Letherby Drive, close to the stadium, after the match.
She further denies all other incidents including allegedly 'wragging' a woman by her arm causing her to fall to the floor.
Hannah Barton, 20, of Alundale Road, Croxteth, denies conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life and to supply Class B drugs.
Zuckerberg denies the allegations contained in paragraph 16 of the Amended Complaint, except admits that he responded to an online job listing concerning StreetFax.com.
Lin's 31-year-old cousin, Lin Mu Yong, from Liverpool, denies facilitation.
In effect, the Supreme Court ruled that nursing homes cannot complain about the fairness of an administrative process that denies access to the courts until they fail to gain satisfaction from the final stage of the administrative process.
A final important factor in weighing whether an item has been abandoned is whether a person denies possession or ownership.
This love denies that the children are true "others." Like Schoolteacher's "thick mind," the excess of reason which allows him to deny the humanity of the human beings on whom he conducts his experiments, Sethe's "thick love" is an excessive love that allows her to destroy what she has created, to deny the humanness of her own child.
Col Jorge Mendonca, 42, former commander of the Queen's Lancashire Regiment, denies failing to ensure nine Iraqi civilians being held in Basra were not ill-treated.
"While the White House denies any change in policy, the language changes, though subtle, raise a legitimate question of why the Administration viewed such modifications as necessary," says lesbian congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, a Wisconsin Democrat.
Balfour Beatty denies corporate manslaughter and Network Rail denies health and safety charges.
Kevin Kempen, 48, from Southport, denies two counts of manslaughter and a health and safety charge.