deny
de·ny vt de·nied, de·ny·ing
1: to declare untrue
a party...shall admit or deny the avermentsFederal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 8(b) compare avoid
2: to refuse to grant
denied the motion for a new trial

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

deny
I (contradict) verb contravene, controvert, declare to be false, declare to be untrue, disaffirm, disagree, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disown, dispute, dissent, forswear, gainsay, infitias ire, negare, negate, refuse to acknowledge, refuse to admit, refuse to allow, reject as erroneous, repudiate, traverse foreign phrases:
- Ei incumbit probatio, qui dicit, non qui negat; cum per rerum naturam factum negantis probatio nulla sit. — The burden of proof lies upon him who asserts it, not upon him who denies, since, by the nature of things, he who denies a fact cannot produce any proof of it.
II (refuse to grant) verb abnegate, forbid, keep from, negare, prohibit, refuse to allow, refuse to bestow, refuse to give, refuse to permit, refuse to supply, reject, renege, renounce, withhold associated concepts: deny a claim, deny a motion, deny a right, deny due process, deny liability III index adeem, annul, answer (reply), ban, bar (exclude), bear false witness, cancel, condemn (ban), confront (oppose), constrain (restrain), contradict, contravene, controvert, demur, disaccord, disaffirm, disagree, disallow, disapprove (reject), disavow, disclaim, dismiss (put out of consideration), disown (deny the validity), disprove, dispute (contest), disqualify, forbid, forswear, gainsay, interdict, negate, oppose, prohibit, protest, rebut, refuse, refute, reject, renounce, repudiate, withhold

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


deny
v.
In a pleading, for the defendant to contradict the allegations made in the complaint, to state that the plaintiff’s allegations are not in fact correct.
n.
denial

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


deny
v. Of a court, to reject a party's claim for money or other relief; of a litigant, to reject in a pleading assertions made by the other party in its own pleading.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


deny
To refuse to acknowledge something; to disclaim connection with or responsibility for an action or statement. To deny someone of a legal right is to deprive him or her of that right.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


deny
To refuse to acknowledge something; to disclaim connection with or responsibility for an action or statement. To deny someone of a legal right is to deprive him or her of that right.

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  • deny — deny, gainsay, contradict, negative, traverse, impugn, contravene are comparable as meaning, when they refer to an act, to declare something untrue, untenable, or unworthy of consideration or, when they refer to a condition, to go counter to what …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Deny — De*ny , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Denied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Denying}.] [OE. denien, denaien, OF. denier, deneer, F. d[ e]nier, fr. L. denegare; de + negare to say no, deny. See {Negation}.] 1. To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deny — [dē nī′, dinī′] vt. denied, denying [ME denien < OFr denier < L denegare < de , intens. + negare, to deny: see NEGATION] 1. to declare (a statement) untrue; contradict 2. to refuse to accept as true or right; reject as unfounded, unreal …   English World dictionary

  • deny — early 14c., from O.Fr. denoiir deny, repudiate, withhold, from L. denegare to deny, reject, refuse (Cf. It. dinegarre, Sp. denegar), from de away (see DE (Cf. de )) + negare refuse, say no, from Old L. nec not, from Italic base …   Etymology dictionary

  • deny — ► VERB (denies, denied) 1) refuse to admit the truth or existence of. 2) refuse to give (something requested or desired) to. 3) (deny oneself) go without. ORIGIN Old French deneier, from Latin denegare, from negare say no …   English terms dictionary

  • Deny — De*ny , v. i. To answer in ??? negative; to declare an assertion not to be true. [1913 Webster] Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. Gen. xviii. 15. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deny —   [də ni], Jean Joseph Thaddée, Orientalist, * Kiew 12. 7. 1879, ✝ Gérardmer 5. 11. 1963; Professor in Paris, verfasste wichtige Arbeiten zur türkischen Sprachforschung, osmanischen Kultur und Verwaltungsgeschichte und zur orientalischen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • deny — [v] disagree, renounce, decline abjure, abnegate, ban, begrudge, call on, contradict, contravene, controvert, curb, disacknowledge, disallow, disavow, disbelieve, discard, disclaim, discredit, disown, disprove, doubt, enjoin from, eschew, exclude …   New thesaurus

  • deny */*/*/ — UK [dɪˈnaɪ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms deny : present tense I/you/we/they deny he/she/it denies present participle denying past tense denied past participle denied 1) a) to say that you did not do something that someone has accused you of… …   English dictionary

  • deny — de|ny [ dı naı ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to say that you did not do something that someone has accused you of doing: deny (that): A spokesman denied that the company had acted irresponsibly. deny (doing) something: He still denies murdering his… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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