Is there a noun form of the verb "to decline"?
That is, is there a word that follows this pattern:
to accept -> acceptance to decline -> ?
I am aware of the word declination which is the closest I've found, but that seems to reflect the meaning of "decline" as related to "incline" and "recline" rather than the synonym of refuse.
If not, are there synonyms of "decline" that follow this pattern?