Definition of rebutter in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈbədər/


Law , archaic
A defendant’s reply to the plaintiff’s surrejoinder.
Example sentences
  • 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 16th century: from Anglo-Norman French rebuter (from Old French rebut 'a reproach, rebuke') + -al.

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Syllabification: re·but·ter

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