Rebutting
Rebut Re*but" (r[-e]*b[u^]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rebutted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rebutting}.] [OF. rebouter to repulse, drive back; pref. re- + bouter to push, thrust. See 1st {Butt}, {Boutade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To drive or beat back; to repulse. [1913 Webster]

Who him, rencount'ring fierce, as hawk in flight, Perforce rebutted back. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) To contradict, meet, or oppose by argument, plea, or countervailing proof. --Abbott. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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