Definition of prebuttal in English:

prebuttal

noun

  • (in politics) a response formulated in anticipation of a criticism; a preemptive rebuttal.

    • ‘He and his people learned from that and perfected the array of spin techniques - rebuttal, prebuttal, the grid - we associate with the party.’
    • ‘You don't attempt something like this unless you have all your prebuttals ready, all your figures and all your answers.’
    • ‘Both sides in the American election have got their ‘war rooms’ - the rapid response and prebuttal media hubs - up and running.’
    • ‘We are now in the political era of the prebuttal.’

Origin

1990s: blend of pre- and (re)buttal.

Pronunciation

prebuttal

/prēˈbədl/