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prebuttal

[pri-buht-l, pree-]
noun
  1. an argument constructed in anticipation of a criticism: The alderman began his speech with a question-answer style prebuttal.
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Origin of prebuttal

First recorded in 1980–85; pre-+ (re)buttal
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British Dictionary definitions for prebuttal

prebuttal

noun
  1. informal a prepared response to an anticipated criticism
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Word Origin

C20: pre- + (re) buttal
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