Refusal

Definition of Refusal

Re`fus´al   Pronunciation: ~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.

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