- to refute by evidence or argument.
- to oppose by contrary proof.
- to provide some evidence or argument that refutes or opposes.
Origin of rebut
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1. disprove, confute.
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Examples from the Web for rebuttable
The presumption is rebuttable but absent judicial or attorney error, it's almost impossible.4 Reasons Oscar Pistorius Might Be Found Not Guilty
Eboni K. Williams
March 6, 2014
The rebuttable presumption in her favor has not been rebutted to date.Elena Kagan's Surprise Defender
Richard A. Epstein
May 11, 2010
But there is a presumption which is not rebuttable with regard to the mens rea of the vessel.International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)
Lassa Francis Oppenheim
- (tr) to refute or disprove, esp by offering a contrary contention or argument
C13: from Old French reboter, from re- + boter to thrust, butt ³
Word Origin and History for rebuttable
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