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In Common-Law Pleading, the plaintiff's factual reply to the defendant's rebutter or answer.

Surrebutter is governed by the same rules as replication and is no longer required under modern practice and Pleading.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

SURREBUTTER, pleading. The plaintiff's answer to the defendant's rebutter is governed by the same rules as the replication. (q.v.) Vide 6 Com. Dig. 185; 7 Com. Dig. 389

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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