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rebut

Legal Definition of rebut

Verb

  1. To overthrow by contrary evidence
  2. Contradict by countervailing proof
  3. Disprove
  4. Refute

    Example: Rebut damaging testimony

Derived terms


Definition of rebut

Etymology

    Entering English 1302-1307, from the archaic French reboter, from Old French reboter, rebuter, rebouter, &c., from re- + boter, buter, bouter (“to butt”).

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ɹɪˈbʌt/[1]
  • Rhymes: -ʌt

Verb

rebut (third-person singular simple present rebuts, present participle rebutting, simple past and past participle rebutted)

  1. To drive back or beat back; to repulse.

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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