Rebuttal meaning

rĭ-bŭtl
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A statement made in rebutting.
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A rebutting, esp. in law.
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The act of rebutting.
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The act of refuting something by making a contrary argument, or presenting contrary evidence.
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The definition of a rebuttal is an opposing argument or debate.

An example of a rebuttal is a defense attorney responding to allegations made by a district attorney against their client.

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(law) A pleading by a defendant in reply to the evidence put forward by a plaintiff or the prosecution.
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(politics) A statement, designed to refute or negate specific arguments put forward by opponents.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
rebuttal
Plural:
rebuttals

Origin of rebuttal

  • rebut +"Ž -al.

    From Wiktionary