Synonyms and related words:
answer, argument, bucking, challenge, comeback, complete answer, confounding, confutation, contention, contradiction, contraposition, contraremonstrance, contravention, contraversion, controversion, counteraccusation, counteraction, counterblast, countercharge, counterclaim, counterreply, counterstatement, counterworking, crosscurrent, crossing, defense, demolition, demurrer, denial, discrediting, effective rejoinder, exception, head wind, impugnation, impugnment, negation, objection, opposing, opposition, opposure, oppugnation, overthrow, overthrowal, plea, pleading, pleadings, rebutment, rebutter, refusal, refutal, refutation, rejection, rejoinder, replication, reply, resistance, response, retaliation, retort, riposte, special demurrer, special pleading, squelch, standing against, statement of defense, subversion, surrebuttal, surrebutter, surrejoinder, traversal, undercurrent, undermining, upset, upsetting

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  • rebuttal — re·but·tal /ri bət əl/ n: the act or procedure of rebutting; also: evidence or argument that rebuts Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. rebuttal …   Law dictionary

  • Rebuttal — Re*but tal (r[ e]*b[u^]t tal), n. (Law) The giving of evidence on the part of a plaintiff to destroy the effect of evidence introduced by the defendant in the same suit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rebuttal — (n.) 1793, from REBUT (Cf. rebut) + AL (Cf. al) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rebuttal — [n] counterstatement answer, confutation, counteraccusation, counterargument, countercharge, counterclaim, defense, rejoinder, reply; concepts 274,278 …   New thesaurus

  • rebuttal — ► NOUN ▪ a refutation or contradiction …   English terms dictionary

  • rebuttal — [ribut′ l] n. a rebutting, esp. in law …   English World dictionary

  • Rebuttal — This article is about the legal concept, for a rebuttal used in informal logic, see counterargument .In law, rebuttal is a form of evidence that is presented to contradict or nullify other evidence that has been presented by an adverse party. By… …   Wikipedia

  • rebuttal — rebut re‧but [rɪˈbʌt] verb rebutted PTandPPX rebutting PRESPARTX [transitive] formal to prove that a statement or a charge made against you is false: • This clause could be used to rebut the suggestion made by the landlord s insurers …   Financial and business terms

  • rebuttal — [[t]rɪbʌ̱t(ə)l[/t]] rebuttals N COUNT: oft N of/to n If you make a rebuttal of a charge or accusation that has been made against you, you make a statement which gives reasons why the accusation is untrue. [FORMAL] He is conducting a point by… …   English dictionary

  • rebuttal — n. to make a rebuttal * * * [rɪ bʌtl] to make a rebuttal …   Combinatory dictionary

  • rebuttal — UK [rɪˈbʌt(ə)l] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms rebuttal : singular rebuttal plural rebuttals formal a) a statement showing or saying that something is not true b) a refusal to accept that something is true …   English dictionary

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