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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Several observers, however, say that Obama's self-flagellation should be viewed as prebuttals to criticism from opponents and acknowledgments of Americans' suffering during a prolonged economic downturn.