refusal. 1. The denial or rejection of something offered or demanded <the lawyer’s refusal to

answer questions was based on the attorney–client privilege>.2. An opportunity to accept or reject

something before it is offered to others; the right or privilege of having this opportunity <she

promised her friend the first refusal on her house>. See RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL . [Cases:

Contracts 16; Sales 24; Vendor and Purchaser 18(.5). C.J.S. Contracts §§ 37–41, 44, 46,

55–56, 58; Sales §§ 41–42; Vendor and Purchaser §§ 98–100, 103–106, 115–116.] [Blacks Law 8th]