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1. One who refutes or rebuts.
2. Law A defendant's pleading in response to a plaintiff's surrejoinder.
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1. (Law) law a defendant's pleading in reply to a claimant's surrejoinder
2. a person who rebuts
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(rɪˈbʌt ər)

a person who rebuts.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rebutter - a debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument
arguer, debater - someone who engages in debate
2.rebutter - (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"
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A 'rebutter' pointed out that the bottom line is economics-if a show keeps making money, can you blame its producers for keeping it alive and earning on the tube?
When I stood down, my first rebutter stated immediately that he himself was unapologetically sentimental about the Dream Act, and intended to express his emotion here and now.
This is not to imply that expert disagreements are absent in Canadian coverage (14% of English and 15% of French articles contain an identifiable "rebutter" voice that challenges the predominant argument or position in the piece), but that these disagreements are rarely used as the reason for writing the story.
"The Rebutter," an occasional column from contributing editor Rachel Shukert, gives voice to your outrage and, perhaps, puts Liel in his place.
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This does not mean that competing voices are not present in climate change reporting (16 percent of articles have an identifiable "rebutter" source that directly challenges the predominant theme or speaker in the article), but that these disagreements are rarely the main reason for writing the article.
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A further essay, "'A Continuing Task': Cavell and the Truth of Scepticism," is too long and rigorously argued to summarize; but its gist is, I think, that the explicitly marshalled arguments of either the traditional philosophical skeptic or his anti-skeptical rebutter are not nearly as telling as statements of philosophical opinion than they are as complementary expressions of the mutually antagonized subjectivities and fantasies that have come to this academic stand-off at the intersection between what, on the one hand, we are inclined to call our private innerness and, on the other, asked to deal with as the ambivalently enabling and limiting terms of our shared language and form of life.
In my function as Tablet Magazine's official Liel Leibovitz "rebutter," it is sometimes my privilege to receive a preview of which beloved cultural touchstone our charmingly illogical contrarian has in his firing line this week.
Here we inaugurate "The Rebutter," an occasional column from contributing editor Rachel Shukert, to give voice to your outrage and, perhaps, put Liel in his place.
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Thus, if it was possible for William Prynne, having returned to London from Laudian exile in November 1640, freely to speak his mind in print, so too might puritan confreres, and puritan-minded rebutters of puritan malpractice, take to the presses in order to seize the day--a seizure, to be sure, that Prynne and his kind would bitterly regret for the erosion of moral and intellectual standards that could be considered its sordid sequel.