A denial of validity or of authority. Refusal to recognize an obligation asserted as binding one. A denial of responsibility or obligation. State Sav. Bank v Black, 91 Iowa 490, 59 NW 282. A certain, definite, unequivocal, and timely denial by one person of the authority of another who has purported to act for him as his agent in incurring a liability. Sullivan v Bennett, 261 Mich 232, 246 NW 90, 87 ALR 791. See anticipatory repudiation; renunciation.

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