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prebuttal

[ pri-buht-l, pree- ]
/ prɪˈbʌt l, pri- /
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noun

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
/ (priːˈbʌtəl) /

noun

informal a prepared response to an anticipated criticism

Word Origin for prebuttal

C20: pre- + (re) buttal
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