One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A defendant's reply to the plaintiff's surrejoinder.
refutation, denial, disproving, counter-argument, countering, invalidation, negation, contradictionView synonyms
- ‘Then came the defendant's rejoinder, the plaintiff's surrejoinder, the defendant's rebutter, and the plaintiff's surrebutter.’
- ‘But my understanding is that the rebutter that is then presented against you is under the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 1997, section 35.’
- ‘Very rarely the plaintiff replied for a second time with a surrejoinder which in turn could be countered by a rebutter from the defendant.’
Mid 16th century: from Anglo-Norman French rebuter (from Old French rebut ‘a reproach or rebuke’).
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