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Surrebutter

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.

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

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