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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: reboter, from boter; BUTT2

rebut

verb
     
re‧but past tense and past participle rebutted, present participle rebutting [transitive]
formal to prove that a statement or a charge made against you is false [= refute]
rebuttal noun [uncountable and countable]
his firm rebuttal of the accusations

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