rebuttal


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re·but·tal

 (rĭ-bŭt′l)
n.
1. The act of rebutting.
2. A statement made in rebutting.

re•but•tal

(rɪˈbʌt l)

n.
an act of rebutting, as in a debate.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rebuttal - the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument
refutation, defence, defense - the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions; "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive"; "in defense he said the other man started it"
2.rebuttal - (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder
pleading - (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

rebuttal

noun disproof, negation, refutation, invalidation, confutation, defeat He is conducting a point-by-point rebuttal of charges from his former colleagues.
Translations

rebuttal

[rɪˈbʌtl] Nrefutación f, impugnación f

rebuttal

[rɪˈbʌtəl]
nréfutation f

rebuttal

n (of argument, contention)Widerlegung f; (of charges, allegations)Entkräftung f

rebuttal

[rɪˈbʌtl] n (frm) → confutazione f
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