I am righted before the world; my untiring industry and uprightness of life are the refutal of his calumnies.
He had kept Adela's warning in mind, and determined to be calmly dignified in his refutal of the charges brought against him.
Pity the words spent in the refutal of such "reasons" and views!
Let us therefore pause for a moment whilst we consult other sources of opinion for confirmation or 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).