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.

— rebuttal noun [countable] :

• a point-by-point rebuttal of the accusations

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rebuttal UK US /rɪˈbʌtəl/ noun [C]
a statement that says or proves that something is not true: »

She says she is preparing a point-by-point rebuttal that will address these issues.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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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 — [[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