Rejection Law and Legal Definition

Rejection is a refusal to accept a contractual offer. Rejection means a refusal to accept tendered goods as contractual performance. Under the Uniform Commercial Code, a buyer's rejection of nonconforming goods should be made within a reasonable time after tender or delivery, and the seller should be notified about the rejection. In Parliamentary law, rejection refers to the failure of adoption or ratification. Under Patent law, rejection refers to a patent examiner's finding in an office action that a claim in an application is not patentable.