Definitions of refusal

  1. The act of refusing; denial of anything demanded, solicited, or offered for acceptance.
  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.
  3. The act of rejecting or denying; rejection or denial of anything offered or asked; the right to refuse or take before others; as, to have the refusal of an office.
  4. Denial of anything requested: rejection: the right of taking in preference to others.
  5. Act of refusing; rejection; right of prior acceptance.
  6. The privilege of accepting or rejecting; an option.
  7. The act of refusing; denial of anything demanded or offered for acceptance; the choice of taking or refusing.
  8. The denial of anything solicited or offered for acceptance; choice of taking or refusing; option.
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