- an act of refuting a statement, charge, etc.; disproof.
Origin of refutation
Examples from the Web for refutal
Pity the words spent in the refutal of such "reasons" and views!Woman under socialism
Let us therefore pause for a moment whilst we consult other sources of opinion for confirmation or refutal.Valere Aude
He had kept Adela's warning in mind, and determined to be calmly dignified in his refutal of the charges brought against him.Demos
I am righted before the world; my untiring industry and uprightness of life are the refutal of his calumnies.Rose Clark
- the act or process of refuting
- something that refutes; disproof
Word Origin and History for refutal
1540s, from Middle French réfutation (16c.) and directly from Latin refutationem (nominative refutatio) "disproof of a claim or argument," noun of action from past participle stem of refutare (see refute).