Rebut

Definition of Rebut

Re`but´   Pronunciation: rė`bŭt´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Rebutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Rebutting.]
1.To drive or beat back; to repulse.
Who him, rencount'ring fierce, as hawk in flight,
Perforce rebutted back.
- Spenser.
2.(Law) To contradict, meet, or oppose by argument, plea, or countervailing proof.
v. i.1.To retire; to recoil.
2.(Law) To make, or put in, an answer, as to a plaintiff's surrejoinder.
The plaintiff may answer the rejoinder by a surrejoinder; on which the defendant may rebut.
- Blackstone.

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