Denial Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Denial.

Denial (noun): In legal context, Denial is a statement made by the defendant in a lawsuit, contradicting or rejecting the truth of an allegation made by the plaintiff. It is a formal response to claims in which the defendant can either admit, deny, or deny due to lack of knowledge to confirm or refute. 'General denial' refers to the denial of all allegations altogether.