rejection

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noun re·jec·tion \ri-ˈjek-shən\

Definition of rejection

  1. 1a :  the action of rejecting :  the state of being rejectedb :  an immune response in which foreign tissue (as of a skin graft or transplanted organ) is attacked by immune system components of the recipient organism

  2. 2 :  something rejected

Examples of rejection in a Sentence

  1. made a flat rejection of the charges against him

  2. the judge's swift rejection of the lawyer's request for a recess

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First Known Use of rejection

15th century



REJECTION Defined for Kids

rejection

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noun re·jec·tion \ri-ˈjek-shən\

Definition of rejection for Students

  1. :  the act of not accepting, believing, or considering something :  the state of being rejected


Medical Dictionary

rejection

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noun re·jec·tion \ri-ˈjek-shən\

Medical Definition of rejection

  1. 1:  the action of rejecting or the state of being rejected feelings of rejection rejection of the atypical child by the…group—G. S. Speer

  2. 2:  an immune response in which foreign tissue (as of a skin graft or transplanted organ) is attacked by immune system components (as antibodies, T cells, and macrophages) of the recipient organism


Law Dictionary

rejection

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noun re·jec·tion \ri-ˈjek-shən\

Legal Definition of rejection

  1. :  the act or an instance of rejecting: as a :  a refusal to accept an offer b :  a refusal to accept nonconforming goods as performance of a contract

Additional Notes on rejection

Rejection and revocation are two remedies available to the buyer under the Uniform Commercial Code after the delivery of defective goods. Goods may be rejected if they do not conform to the contract. The rejection must be made within a reasonable period after delivery, before the goods have been accepted, and notice of the rejection must be given to the seller. Acceptance of the goods can be revoked if a defect substantially impairing their value to the buyer is discovered after acceptance, but such revocation must be made within a reasonable period after the buyer has discovered, or should have discovered, the defect.



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