rebut
verb (rebutted; rebutting) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French reboter, from re- + boter to butt — more at butt Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to drive or beat back ; repel 2. a. to contradict or oppose by formal legal argument, plea, or countervailing proof b. to expose the falsity of ; refute intransitive verb to make or furnish an answer or counter proof • rebuttable adjective

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