Legal Definition of rebut
- To overthrow by contrary evidence
- Contradict by countervailing proof
Example: Rebut damaging testimony
Definition of rebut
Entering English 1302-1307, from the archaic French reboter, from Old French reboter, rebuter, rebouter, &c., from re- + boter, buter, bouter (“to butt”).
- (RP) IPA: /ɹɪˈbʌt/
- Rhymes: -ʌt
rebut (third-person singular simple present rebuts, present participle rebutting, simple past and past participle rebutted)
- To drive back or beat back; to repulse.
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