from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Denial; disowning; rejection; repudiation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of disavowing, disclaiming, or disowning; rejection and denial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A denial of knowledge, relationship, and/or responsibility towards something (or someone).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun denial of any connection with or knowledge of


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