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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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Well--I have it on pretty good authority--in fact, on old Catherine's herself--that the family reduced Countess Olenska's allowance considerably when she definitely refused to go back to her husband; and as, by this refusal, she also forfeits the money settled on her when she married--which Olenski was ready to make over to her if she returned--why, what the devil do YOU mean, my dear boy, by asking me what I mean?
Briggs declared that it would be delightful, and vowed that her dear Miss Crawley was always kind and generous, and went up to Rebecca's bedroom to console her and prattle about the offer, and the refusal, and the cause thereof; and to hint at the generous intentions of Miss Crawley, and to find out who was the gentleman that had the mastery of Miss Sharp's heart.
Fairlie waives his right of refusal, purely with a view to the preservation of his own tranquillity--and informs Mr.
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.
Contract notice: Changing the current process of halluin sorting center for the development of an automated sorting of recyclable refusals extraction with movies.
The number of refusals is not in hundreds but in thousands," Dr Saifur Rehman said.
Essays cover enhancing refusals in formal settings, variables affecting the use of refusals, and investigating learners' production of refusals, with such individual topics as using TV series as an input source in the classroom, refusing in Second Life (an online video game), the effects of instruction, proficiency effects on appropriateness and fluency, refusing in Spanish, interactive written tests v.
This study was aimed at investigating native English speaking raters' and nonnative English speaking raters' criteria for rating the EFL learners' pragmatic production of refusals.
Examining the standards of care, quality of tare and consequences of healthcare restrictions and refusals, the authors show just how intensely the healthcare system and refusal clauses are failing American women.
When patients are unable to make contemporaneous medical choices, the law supports honoring treatment refusals expressed in advance directives.
Though the many figures that populate their work--the Black Bloc, Chloe Sevigny, Werner von Delmont, the multiple blank-faced models that flow through Made in USA like a dream, the fictional Reena Spaulings--resemble nothing so much as a community of subjects disappearing their way through a century of imperial culture, it would be a mistake to read BC's refusals as symptomatic of art's recent backlash against identity politics.
This assumes, of course, that the association has not condoned such refusals to perform from other employees in the past and that there are no contract or handbook provisions that would prohibit termination for such a refusal.