Definition of rebutter in English:


Syllabification: re·but·ter
Pronunciation: /riˈbətər


Law, • archaic
  • A defendant’s reply to the plaintiff’s surrejoinder.
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    • But my understanding is that the rebutter that is then presented against you is under the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 1997, section 35.
    • Then came the defendant's rejoinder, the plaintiff's surrejoinder, the defendant's rebutter, and the plaintiff's surrebutter.
    • Very rarely the plaintiff replied for a second time with a surrejoinder which in turn could be countered by a rebutter from the defendant.


mid 19th century: from Anglo-Norman French rebuter (from Old French rebut 'a reproach, rebuke') + -al.

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