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- n. A refusal, denial, or negation.
- v. To speak negatively of something.
- v. To reply no.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A saying of ‘nay’ a refusal. Sir Frederick would say then, nineteen nay-says are half a grant.
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