rebuttal

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rebut +‎ -al.

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rebuttal (plural rebuttals)

  1. The act of refuting something by making a contrary argument, or presenting contrary evidence.
  2. A statement, designed to refute or negate specific arguments put forward by opponents.
  3. (law) A pleading by a defendant in reply to the evidence put forward by a plaintiff or the prosecution.

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