rebut


rebut
re·but /ri-'bət/ vt re·but·ted, re·but·ting [Anglo-French reboter rebuter to answer a charge, bar from an action, literally, to repulse, rebuff, from Old French reboter, from re- back + boter to push, butt]: to refute, counteract, or disprove (as opposing evidence) by evidence or argument
rebut damaging testimony
rebut a presumption
re·but·ta·ble adj
re·but·ta·bly adv

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

rebut
I verb answer, argue, argue against, conflict, confute, contradict, contravene, controvert, countercharge, counterclaim, deny, disagree, disprove, dispute, explode, join issue, negate, negative, oppose, parry, prove false, rebuff, redarguere, refute, rejoin, repellere, reply, repudiate, respond, retaliate, retort, surrebut, surrejoin, take a stand against associated concepts: rebut a presumption, rebut an argument II index answer (reply), answer (respond legally), contradict, contravene, controvert, countercharge, countervail, disaccord, disaffirm, disallow, disown (deny the validity), disprove, dispute (debate), gainsay, impugn, negate, oppose, refute, reply, respond, retaliate, retort, return (respond)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


rebut
v.
To respond to an argument or claim with contrary arguments and evidence; to refute.

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


rebut
to contradict.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


rebut
To defeat, dispute, or remove the effect of the other side's facts or arguments in a particular case or controversy.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


rebut
To defeat, dispute, or remove the effect of the other side's facts or arguments in a particular case or controversy.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

Synonyms:
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