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Refusal definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REFU'SAL, n. s as z.
1. The act of refusing; denial of any thing demanded, solicited or offered for acceptance. The first refusal is not always proof that the request will not be ultimately granted.
2. The right of taking in preference to others; the choice of taking or refusing; option; pre-emption. We say, a man has the refusal of a farm or a horse, or the refusal of an employment.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the act of refusing
2: a message refusing to accept something that is offered

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century 1. the act of refusing or denying 2. the opportunity or right of refusing or taking before others

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the act or an instance of refusing; the state of being refused. 2 (in full first refusal) the right or privilege of deciding to take or leave a thing before it is offered to others.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Refusal Re*fus"al (-al), n. 1. The act of refusing; denial of anything demanded, solicited, or offered for acceptance. Do they not seek occasion of new quarrels, On my refusal, to distress me more? --Milton. 2. The right of taking in preference to others; the choice of taking or refusing; option; as, to give one the refusal of a farm; to have the refusal of an employment.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(refusals) 1. Someone's refusal to do something is the fact of them showing or saying that they will not do it, allow it, or accept it. ...her refusal to accept change... N-VAR 2. If someone has first refusal on something that is being sold or offered, they have the right to decide whether or not to buy it or take it before it is offered to anyone else. A tenant may have a right of first refusal if a property is offered for sale. PHRASE: PHR after v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Denial, negation. 2. Option, pre-emption, choice of accepting or declining.

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