prebuttal


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prebuttal

(priːˈbʌtəl)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) informal a prepared response to an anticipated criticism
[C20: pre- + (re)buttal]
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The appearance of such a movement would be calamitous from the point of view of Jagdish Bhagwati of Columbia University, whose slight contribution is for some reason given the first slot in the volume, a sort of prebuttal to Blinder's essay.
Straight from the world of spin, the practice of giving a political response agreed in advance of criticism can be found under P for prebuttal.
And although the Prime Minister may have not been recognised in this latest edition, the Government may be familiar with prebuttal (political response agreed in advance of criticism).