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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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In respect of the provision denying deductions for punitive damage settlements and awards, the letter notes that punitive damage awards are all too common under the tort compensation system in United States.
Denying certain services or benefits -- for example, withholding physical therapy or certain types of durable medical equipment from individuals who need them -- may achieve short-run savings at the expense of more costly problems in the long run.
Adell Sherbert sued the state arguing that its reason for denying her unemployment benefits infringed on her religious freedom.
On February 19, 2002, Tax Executives Institute filed the following brief amicus curiae with the Supreme Court of the United States concerning the constitutionality of two Minnesota counties, denying refunds of overbilled real property taxes paid by commercial property owners.
Under the new rules, the Department of Justice, "based on information from the head of a federal law enforcement or intelligence agency," will select certain prisoners for "special administrative measures." These "may include housing the inmate in administrative detention" (another term for isolation) and denying that inmate "correspondence, visiting, interviews with representatives of the news media, and use of the telephone, as is reasonably necessary to prevent the disclosure of classified information."
The defensive team is applying tight man-to-man pressure, denying all passes.
First, does the Constitution's Due Process Clause shield officers from departmental discipline for falsely denying allegations of misconduct?
While illicit use by teens will inevitably continue, we won't be denying them marijuana on the spurious basis that there is something especially bad about pot.
Clearly defining and documenting your reasons for accepting or denying an applicant can drastically reduce the risk you take in evaluating an application.
Sethe's sense of her identity comes from denying the chokeberry tree, which is completely dead to feeling, and from affirming her breasts, her role as mother, having "milk enough for all" (100, 198).
Of course, the whole idea of denying any patient knowledge of his illness is dubious, yet doctors also claim that if patients see their records it will increase their anxiety and make them less likely to comply with their physicians orders.
That's what many gay rights leaders and gay lawmakers alleged after it was revealed in March that the White House had rewritten the rules to say national security clearances can't be denied "solely on the basis of the sexual orientation of the individual." The previous language, instituted by the Clinton administration, stated that sexual orientation "may not be used as a basis" for denying clearance.