The opportunity or right to accept or reject something before it is offered elsewhere.(noun)
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Use "refusal" in a sentence
"For Israelis, that refusal translates as a denial of any Jewish connection to the land, which in turn means that the conflict is still open."
"Fox has repeatedly said that she loves comics, so I wouldn't assume her refusal is automatic."
"Mpofu expressed concern over what he labelled the refusal of other media to give the SABC credit for anything."