re·but·tal /ri-'bət-əl/ n: the act or procedure of rebutting; also: evidence or argument that rebuts

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index answer (judicial response), answer (reply), argument (pleading), confutation, contradiction, contravention, counterargument, defense, denial, disagreement, plea, pleading, reply, response

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The opportunity given to a defending party to respond to and refute the arguments presented by the party presenting a case in chief, or to the party who initiates a closing argument after the other party has responded to that argument; an oral argument responding to and refuting an initial case.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

1) Evidence or argument introduced to counter, disprove, or contradict the opposing party's evidence or argument.
2) Legal arguments presented in a reply brief.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   evidence introduced to counter, disprove or contradict the opposition's evidence or a presumption, or responsive legal argument.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • rebuttal — (n.) 1793, from REBUT (Cf. rebut) + AL (Cf. al) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • rebuttal — ► NOUN ▪ a refutation or contradiction …   English terms dictionary

  • rebuttal — [ribut′ l] n. a rebutting, esp. in law …   English World dictionary

  • Rebuttal — This article is about the legal concept, for a rebuttal used in informal logic, see counterargument .In law, rebuttal is a form of evidence that is presented to contradict or nullify other evidence that has been presented by an adverse party. By… …   Wikipedia

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  • rebuttal — UK [rɪˈbʌt(ə)l] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms rebuttal : singular rebuttal plural rebuttals formal a) a statement showing or saying that something is not true b) a refusal to accept that something is true …   English dictionary

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