Etymology
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rejection (n.)

"act of throwing off or away; refusal to accept or grant," 1550s, from French réjection (16c.) or directly from Latin reiectionem (nominative reiectio) "act of throwing back," noun of action from past-participle stem of reicere (see reject (v.)).

In 19c., it also could mean "excrement." An earlier use was "setting aside of a wife, divorce" (mid-15c.). Medical transplant sense is from 1954. In the psychological sense, relating to parenting, from 1931.

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Definitions of rejection

rejection (n.)
the act of rejecting something;
his proposals were met with rejection
rejection (n.)
the state of being rejected;
rejection (n.)
(medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign;
rejection of the transplanted liver
rejection (n.)
the speech act of rejecting;
From wordnet.princeton.edu