declinature

[ dih-klahy-nuh-cher, -choo r ]
/ dɪˈklaɪ nə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər /

noun

the act of refusing.

Origin of declinature

1630–40; alteration of earlier declinatour, influenced by Latin dēclīnātūra. See declination, -ure
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