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surrebutter

[ sur-ri-buht-er ]
/ ˌsɜr rɪˈbʌt ər /
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noun Law.
a plaintiff's reply to a defendant's rebutter.
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Origin of surrebutter

First recorded in 1595–1605; sur-1 + rebutter2
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British Dictionary definitions for surrebutter

surrebutter
/ (ˌsɜːrɪˈbʌtə) /

noun
law (in pleading) the claimant's reply to the defendant's rebutter
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