- an act of rebutting, as in a debate.
Origin of rebuttal
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Examples from the Web for rebuttal
One way to start: Time the release of the Senate report to coincide with the release of a CIA rebuttal.Never Forget? The CIA Report and the Problem With Hindsight
March 15, 2014
But I believe the report should be declassified along with the CIA rebuttal.Ex-CIA Top Lawyer: Release the ‘Black Site’ Report
March 14, 2014
He denied, however, that Steadfast Jazz was in any way a rebuttal to Zapad-13.The Return of Russian Hard Power?
November 23, 2013
Back on the front page, beside the "C," my father had slashed his own rebuttal.My Eulogy for My Father, Murray Frum
May 31, 2013
Howard Kurtz defends the glamorous style of presidential debates in a rebuttal to Stuart Stevens.Memo to the Media: Quit Ruining Politics
April 2, 2013
Then came a determination to redeem herself in the rebuttal!Highacres
Montcalm waited for some rebuttal from his supporters, but none was forthcoming.The Gift Bearer
Charles Louis Fontenay
Alhamid felt it necessary to make a mild speech in rebuttal.Anchorite
Only one witness was called by the commonwealth in rebuttal, and his evidence was valueless.Homestead
Arthur G. Burgoyne
However, he offered no rebuttal, nor did he reprove his daughter.The Secret Pact
Mildred A. Wirt
Word Origin and History for rebuttal
A reply intended to show fault in an opponent's argument.