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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
denial
    n 1: the act of refusing to comply (as with a request); "it
         resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"
    2: the act of asserting that something alleged is not true [syn:
       denial, disaffirmation]
    3: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts
    4: renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests
       of others [syn: abnegation, self-abnegation, denial,
       self-denial, self-renunciation]
    5: a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges
       against him; "he gave evidence for the defense" [syn:
       defense, defence, denial, demurrer] [ant: criminal
       prosecution, prosecution]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Denial \De*ni"al\, n. [See Deny.]
   1. The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation;
      -- the contrary of affirmation.
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            You ought to converse with so much sincerity that
            your bare affirmation or denial may be sufficient.
                                                  --Bp.
                                                  Stillingfleet.
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   2. A refusal to admit the truth of a statement, charge,
      imputation, etc.; assertion of the untruth of a thing
      stated or maintained; a contradiction.
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   3. A refusal to grant; rejection of a request.
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            The commissioners, . . . to obtain from the king's
            subjects as much as they would willingly give, . . .
            had not to complain of many peremptory denials.
                                                  --Hallam.
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   4. A refusal to acknowledge; disclaimer of connection with;
      disavowal; -- the contrary of confession; as, the denial
      of a fault charged on one; a denial of God.
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   Denial of one's self, a declining of some gratification;
      restraint of one's appetites or propensities; self-denial.
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3. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
DENIAL, pleading. To traverse the statement of the opposite party a defence. 
See Defence; Traverse. 



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