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Rebut

To defeat, dispute, or remove the effect of the other side's facts or arguments in a particular case or controversy.

When a defendant in a lawsuit proves that the plaintiff's allegations are not true, the defendant has thereby rebutted them.

rebut

verb answer, argue, argue against, conflict, contradict, contravene, controvert, countercharge, deny, disagree, disprove, dispute, explode, join issue, negate, negative, oppose, parry, prove false, rebuff, redarguere, refute, rejoin, repellere, reply, repudiate, respond, retaliate, retort, surrebut, surrejoin, take a stand against
Associated concepts: rebut a presumption, rebut an argument
See also: answer, contradict, contravene, controvert, countercharge, countervail, debate, disaccord, disaffirm, disallow, disown, disprove, dispute, gainsay, impugn, negate, oppose, refute, reply, respond, retaliate, retort, return

rebut

to contradict.

TO REBUT. To contradict; to do away as, every homicide is presumed to be murder, unless the contrary appears from evidence which proves the death; and this presumption it lies on the defendant to rebut by showing that it was justifiable or excusable. Allis. Prin. 48.

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The Supreme Court --chosen by Chavez from among some of his more loyal supporters -- rejected the suit, ruling that the Constitution only guaranteed the right to rebut the charges in cases when the alleged misinformation was contained in an informational context.
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If you replaced a door in the last 40 years, you might have reason to believe it does not contain lead paint, and if you got a violation, you could rebut the violation and have the door tested," suggested Margulies.
In the declamation Agrippa formally set out to prove that women were superior to men, citing scriptural and classical sources to rebut commonplace medical, legal, theological, and philosophical arguments to the contrary.
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13) The IRS may rebut the presumption, however, by establishing that the participation of the intermediate party was pursuant to a tax avoidance plan.
If the defendant can make this showing, the burden would shift once again, requiring the plaintiff to rebut the employer's evidence by showing that the accommodation of the handicap imposes no such undue hardship upon defendant.
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The City Tribunal found that the taxpayer established that the royalties were priced at arm's length, and that the City did not adequately rebut this showing.