One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in James Gordon (1617–1686), historian and map maker. From post-classical Latin refutatorius serving to refute from classical Latin refūtāt-, past participial stem of refūtāre + -ōrius. Compare French réfutatoire.
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