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declinature

[dih-klahy-nuh-cher, -choo r]
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noun
  1. the act of refusing.
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Origin of declinature

1630–40; alteration of earlier declinatour, influenced by Latin dēclīnātūra. See declination, -ure
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  • Dr. Livingstone very naturally understood this as a declinature of his proposals.

    The Personal Life Of David Livingstone

    William Garden Blaikie

  • But suppose that Russia should make this declinature a casus belli with Turkey,—what then?

  • For his declinature was not a rude rejection of an honour deemed essentially false and vain.