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rebuttal

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

rebuttal

noun answer, arguments against the opposition, arguments in opposition, pleading, refutation, reply, repudiation, response, retort, statement made in response
Associated concepts: rebuttal evidence, rebuttal witness, surrebuttal
See also: answer, argument, confutation, contradiction, contravention, counterargument, defense, denial, disagreement, plea, pleading, reply, response
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But behind the scenes a demoralised White House was working in a surreal battle to rebutt Starr and stave off a final disaster.
Russell tried to rebutt the charge of centralist bias on the Supreme Court of Canada.
He has told friends he would welcome being put in the dock, because: "We can rebutt things in court.