Definition of “first refusal” - English Dictionary

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“first refusal” in British English

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first refusalnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌfɜːst rɪˈfjuː.zəl/ us /ˌfɝːst rɪˈfjuː.zəl/

the opportunity to buy something before it is offered to anyone else:

My sister's selling her car and she's offered me first refusal on it.

(Definition of “first refusal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“first refusal” in Business English

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first refusalnoun [ U ]

uk us

LAW →  right of first refusal

(Definition of “first refusal” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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