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refusal

 [re-fu´zal]
a declining to do something or to accept something.
conscientious refusal conscientious objection.
informed refusal refusal of treatment after one has been informed about it in an effort to gain informed consent.
refusal of treatment a declining of treatment; it may be either informed refusal or not fully informed.
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The campaign being directly supervised by the Commissioner of Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui will focus on refusals registered during the campaign that concluded in the metropolis on November 15.
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This is the prime responsibility of health department officials to ensure coverage of all refusal cases and missed children", said the deputy commissioner.
About 512 people, including 471 in Peshawar and 41 in Nowshera, were arrested by the respective district administrations for their refusal to vaccinate their children.
The "No Refusal Weekend" - or in this case, "No Refusal Fourth of July" - is designed to address that issue, Eugene police spokesman John Hankemeier said.
It can stop gas supplies flowing in one or the other direction, but, judging by the documents, Ukraine's refusal to buy gas supplies should not result in a supply disruption for other consumers located to the west or northwest of its territory," Gogov explained, as cited by dnevnik.
Against this backdrop, the study of rating speech acts such as refusal is salient on two grounds.
TEL AVIV, April 15, 2012 (WAFA) -- Two Israeli citizens will declare on Monday their refusal to serve in the Israeli army as it is an occupying power will be imprisoned, Sunday said Israeli media sources.
PNN 6/4 Demonstration in support of Israeli refusers being imprisoned 1 16/4, 9 AM, in the entrance to the "Bakum" in Tel Hashomer military base Noam Gur and Alon Gurman will arrive, on Monday 16/4, to the enlistment office in Tel Hashomer military base, where they will declare thier refusal to serve in the Israeli Army as it is an occupying power, and will be imprisoned time and time again for this refusal.
Summary: There will be no disciplinary action over the scenes at Old Trafford following Luis Suarez's refusal to shake Patrice Evra's hand.
HIV testing studies in the emergency department (ED) have found rates of testing refusal of 40% to 67%, according to a study published in AIDS and Behavior on May 20.
Real women's stories about being denied healthcare show how conscientious objections, or refusal clauses, affect people's lives.