imperfect & past participle Rebutted; present participle & verbal noun Rebutting.; (Old French) reb to repulse, drive back; prefix re- + bouter to push, thrust. See 1st Butt, Boutade.
1. To drive or beat back; to repulse. Who him, recount'ring fierce, as hawk in flight, Perforce rebutted back. Spenser.2. (Law) To contradict, meet, or oppose by argument, plea, or countervailing proof. Abbott.
1. To retire; to recoil. (obsolete) Spenser.2. (Law) To make, or put in, an answer, as to a plaintiff's surrejoinder. The plaintiff may answer the rejoinder by a surrejoinder; on which the defendant. Blackstone.
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Entered English around 1302–1307, from Old French reboter, rebuter, rebouter, etc., from re- + boter, buter, bouter (“to butt”).
rebut m (plural rebuts) receipt (acknowledgement that something has been received)
rebut (third-person singular simple present rebuts, present participle rebutting, simple past and past participle rebutted) To drive back or beat back; to repulse. Spenser Who him, recount'ring fierce, as hawk in flight, / Perforce rebutted back. To deny the truth of something, especially by presenting arguments that disprove it.
brute, buret, tuber
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