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  1. a person who rebuts.
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Origin of rebutter1

First recorded in 1785–95; rebut + -er1


noun Law.
  1. a defendant's answer to a plaintiff's surrejoinder.
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Origin of rebutter2

1530–40; < Anglo-French rebuter rebuttal, noun use of infinitive: to rebut; see -er3
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Examples from the Web for rebutter

Historical Examples

  • And when you are here, we will plead the cause in form, to rejoinder and sur-rejoinder, rebutter and sur-rebutter.

    Trevethlan: Volume 1

    William Davy Watson

  • The first clash was a butter and a rebutter, their heads coming together, fairly making the wool fly.

British Dictionary definitions for rebutter


  1. law a defendant's pleading in reply to a claimant's surrejoinder
  2. a person who rebuts
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