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Refusal by a bank to grant credit, usually because of the applicants financial history, or refusal to accept a security presented to complete a trade, usually because of a lack of proper endorsements or violation of rules of a firm.


1. A bank's refusal to grant a line of credit. This often applies to the refusal to grant a mortgage loan to an uncreditworthy person or a business loan to someone without a proper business plan.

2. An investor's refusal to accept a security presented to him/her/it. Reasons for this include suspicion of fraud or improperly filled-out forms.

3. Refusal to provide insurance coverage because the insurance company believes that the claim describes a service or situation that the policy does not cover.


The refusal to accept a security that has been delivered by a customer or broker. A questionable certificate or an improper endorsement are reasons for rejection.
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Similarly, when both parental rejection variables were entered into the equation, only father rejection remained a significant predictor of young adult depressive symptoms.
A stepwise regression analysis was conducted using the nine risk variables (peer relations, body image, self-esteem, pubertal status, SES, parental nurturance, parental rejection, conduct problems, and hyperactivity/inattention) as predictors, and depression score as the dependent variable.
Overall, significant associations appeared between perceived parental rejection and both aggression and depression.
Birth complications or parental rejection on their own did not lead to violent criminality.
Here, the pronouncement, 'It's a girl,' can translate into fierce and instant parental rejection.
In North America, the theater also performs plays for elementary pupils and high school students on issues like acquired immune deficiency syndrome, substance abuse and parental rejection.
Findings indicated that the adolescents with Big Brothers were less affected by parental rejection than were adolescents in the two control groups.
There were no differences between follow-up respondents and nonrespondents on baseline drug use, self-label, formal label, or parental rejection.
The book examines the relationships among the variables that contribute to antisocial behavior and delinquency, including peer rejection, antisocial parents, social disadvantage, low self-esteem, academic failure, parental rejection, involvement in a deviant peer group, conduct problems, lack of parental supervision, and ineffective parental discipline practices.