Definition of rebutter in English:

rebutter

noun

Law
archaic
  • A defendant's reply to the plaintiff's surrejoinder.

    • ‘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.’
    refutation, denial, disproving, counter-argument, countering, invalidation, negation, contradiction
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Origin

Mid 16th century: from Anglo-Norman French rebuter (from Old French rebut ‘a reproach or rebuke’).

Pronunciation

rebutter

/rəˈbədər//rəˈbədər/