noun, plural re·bus·es.
Words nearby rebus
Origin of rebus
Definition for rebus (2 of 2)
adverb International Law.
Origin of rebus sic stantibus
Examples from the Web for rebus
It is all very well to love the woman who reared us, but est medius in rebus.The Bashful Lover (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIX)|Charles Paul de Kock
Together with verbal humour and many absurd devices connected with it, he especially repudiates the rebus.History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
A rebus was invariably a badge or device forming a pun upon a man's surname.A Short Account of King's College Chapel|Walter Poole Littlechild
The mode in which this is done corresponds precisely to that of the rebus.The Myths of the New World|Daniel G. Brinton
If it be composed of the first three, then the nomen corresponds to what in heraldry is called a rebus.Cleopatra's Needle|James King