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nounSport Rugby Football
A rule whereby the referee or umpire may choose not to award (or to defer the award of) a penalty, free kick, etc., when a foul or other infringement is committed, in order to determine if the opposing team gain a greater advantage from continuing play.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Spalding's Official Rugby Foot Ball Guide.
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