• WordNet 3.6
    • n rebutter (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder
    • n rebutter a debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rebutter (Law) The answer of a defendant in matter of fact to a plaintiff's surrejoinder.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rebutter One who rebuts or refutes.
    • n rebutter An act of rebutting; specifically, in law, an answer, such as a defendant makes to a plaintiff's surrejoinder. Compare surrebutter.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rebutter that which rebuts: a plaintiff's answer to a defendant's rejoinder
    • ***


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. rebuter, to repulse—L. re-, back, Mid. High Ger. bōzen, to beat.


In literature:

Before entering the office, Grant brought up a rebuttal.
"A Fine Fix" by R. C. Noll
The evidence in rebuttal will knock you higher than Haman.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
Then came a determination to redeem herself in the rebuttal!
"Highacres" by Jane Abbott
The expression, indeed, seems almost a deliberate mis-statement of a position in order to make its rebuttal easier.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
But now his time had come to speak in rebuttal.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
On this subject employers have generally remained silent, offering few rebuttals to these charges of cruelty, extortion, and robbery.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
Our letters have become rebuttals, pure and simple.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
In rebuttal of testimony produced by the defense the prosecution introduced a series of witnesses.
"The Everett massacre" by Walker C. Smith
There are two obvious and decisive rebuttals to Pascal's doctrine on purely logical ground.
"Rationalism" by John Mackinnon Robertson
"The Crime of the Century" by Henry M. Hunt

In poetry:

Before you send me up that card
With rime and diction far from subtle,
Hear what a now rebellious bard
Says in a quasi-pre-rebuttal.
"Christmas Cards" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Then came pleas and rejoinders, rebutters, demurrers,
Such as Chitty would plough into Richard Roe's furrows; —
Cross questions, and very cross answers, to suit —
So the gist of the case was the point in dispute.
"Scire Facias" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard

In news:

In search of rebuttals to the previous week's nonsense at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. As well as a bit of inspiration after four years of patience-testing political reality.
BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: The recent parade of best-selling books by atheists has been followed, not surprisingly, by rebuttals from believers and now formal debates between the two.
Rebuttal of Chuck Sweeny 's assessment of schools.
A rebuttal on accusations concerning the Polisario and Moroccan occupation.
The attack took place at 10:20 pm in Dept 25 in San Diego Superior Court downtown while a prosecution rebuttal witness was on the stand.
DA told to shorten his Raucci rebuttal.
Although he determined Kraig Kahler had depression, a psychiatrist testifying during the prosecution's rebuttal Wednesday morning said he thought Kahler was still capable of planning the crime he's accused of committing.
Obama's Kansas speech: The rebuttal .
A rebuttal to Steve Brown's editorial opinion.
A rebuttal to 'A Ramadan Iftar to remember- actually two iftars'.
Williamson offers rebuttal to caramel coloring claims.
Rebuttal to Tom Harris's letter and the NIPCC.
DA told to shorten his Raucci rebuttal .
Perry's jab at federal workers draws rebuttal .
The lawyers for Knox and Sollecito are expected to give their rebuttals before Knox and Sollecito themselves address the court.

In science:

That rebuttal is subtle, and many physicists (e.g.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
But these assumptions are in fact false—and correcting these assumptions will be the main ingredient in my rebuttal of the RDA.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
While Netzer (2009) concluded that radiation pressure is not significant, and that the empirically-determined value by Marconi et al. (2008) is too high, the rebuttal by Marconi et al. (2009) counters this.
An expanded M_bh-sigma diagram, and a new calibration of active galactic nuclei masses
This again shows that the ‘ambiguity’ passage is key to understanding his rebuttal of EPR.
Quantum discord is Bohr's notion of non-mechanical disturbance introduced in his answer to EPR
In this note, we present the rebuttal of all critical points raised, demonstrating that our original paper (i) contains no errors, and (ii) correctly describes prompt GRB emission spectra.
Comment on the paper "Diffusive Synchrotron Radiation from Relativistic Shocks of Gamma-Ray Burst Sources" by G. D. Fleishman