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Noun: rebuttal  ri'bú-t(u)l
  1. The speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument
  2. (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder
    - rebutter

Derived forms: rebuttals

Type of: defence [Brit, Cdn], defense [US], pleading, refutation

Encyclopedia: Rebuttal