Re*but" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rebutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Rebutting.] [OF. rebter to repulse, drive back; pref. re- + bouter to push, thrust. See 1st Butt, Boutade.]

1.

To drive or beat back; to repulse.

Who him, recount'ring fierce, as hawk in flight, Perforce rebutted back. Spenser.

2. Law

To contradict, meet, or oppose by argument, plea, or countervailing proof.

Abbott.

 

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Re*but", v. i.

1.

To retire; to recoil.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

2. Law

To make, or put in, an answer, as to a plaintiff's surrejoinder.

The plaintiff may answer the rejoinder by a surrejoinder; on which the defendant. Blackstone.

 

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