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rebuttal (n.)

"an act of rebutting; refutation, contradiction," 1793, from rebut + -al (2). Earlier were rebutment (1590s) and rebutter (1530s, in law).

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Definitions of rebuttal from WordNet

rebuttal (n.)
the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument;
rebuttal (n.)
(law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder;
Synonyms: rebutter
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