What does the word denial mean?

Usage examples for denial

  1. He would take no denial. – The Blue Flower, and Others by Henry van Dyke
  2. Besides, you will hear dreadful things about me- you will believe them- The Baron made a gesture of denial. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  3. Lilly could not make denial. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann