Definition of refutatory in English:

refutatory

adjective

  • = refutative.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

refutatory

/rɪˈfjuːtət(ə)ri//ˈrɛfjʊtət(ə)ri/