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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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To further assist industry moving through the process, the Department of Commerce is also cataloging the Objection, Rebuttal, and Surrebuttal Identification Number associated with each Exclusion Request.
The Clack rebuttal was blunt and cut deep at the assumptions that underlie the work of Jacobson and colleagues.
Data presented in Table 2 suggest Democratic rebuttals are delivered by larger groups of rebutters: four on average compared to three for Republicans.
Days before the ballots were due to be mailed, Strong Schools filed a lawsuit in Lane County Circuit Court against Mark Callahan, one of the three people assigned by the city to write the opposition statement, because of material included in the official opposition rebuttal statement.
Overall, only 35 percent of the participants who previously encountered and believed the rumour held more accurate beliefs after reading a rebuttal, and even fewer - about 28 percent - were moved to reject the rumour.
The second point of the rebuttal is that the police interview wasn't 'buried' anyway, it was big news.
Another gauge might be the level of vitriol their critics muster both in rebuttal papers, and these days, on academic listservs and bulletin boards.
At the beginning of the quarter, students received within their syllabus an explanation of the opportunity and approach to write item rebuttals. I asked students who wanted to rebut items to turn in their rebuttals, with documentation for their distracter selections, by the next test.
The AICPA rebuttals raised more questions than they answered about their motives behind XYZ and its viability.
The taxpayer must establish that it satisfies the tests set forth in the proposed regulations by "clear and convincing evidence." It is not clear, as a practical matter, what the taxpayer will have to establish to satisfy the clear and convincing standard.(15) Moreover, the rebuttals provided by the proposed regulations purport to be the exclusive means for rebutting the two-year presumption.
Microsoft Corp is expected to wrap up its defense case in the Bristol Technology Inc antitrust trial next Wednesday which means, following rebuttals and summing up, that the case could go to the jury on July 14.
Frank angrily rejected the criticisms, calling some of the rhetoric "detestable." In his rebuttals, he ridiculed his opponents, triggering strong responses.