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ri buht

  • v  overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
  • v  prove to be false or incorrect

  • The wife of the Minister rebutted all accusations of collusion to obstruct justice by saying that she had had no conversation with the investigating agency at all.
  • Hueston, famous for having never lost a case, anticipated every answer Lay gave, and promptly displayed documents to rebut them.
  • While cross-examining a witness, for example, a pro se defendant can immediately rebut the testimony of a witness in a way that a lawyer simply cannot.
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  • Defense shows clips of Michael Jackson rehearsing weeks before death
    The defense showed clips of Michael Jackson in rehearsal to rebut claims that the singer was not fit to perform.
    June 14, 2013 - KABC-TV Los Angeles
  • Democratic Congressman: 'Not Fair' To Subject Congress To Obamacare Just Like Everyone Else
    When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (?Obamacare?) was being debated, proponents were accused of saddling Americans with inferior and expensive health care while keeping generous coverage for themselves at taxpayer expense. To rebut that allegation and build confidence in the bill, a provision was added mandating that members of Congress ? and their staff members ? get their ...
    June 13, 2013 - Forbes
  • TransCanada Steps Up Defense of Keystone XL Pipeline
    Faced with formidable opposition from environmentalists, TransCanada is redoubling its efforts to rebut claims made against its flagship project, the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline that the Canadian company is seeking President Obama’s permission to build from Alberta’s oil sands to the Gulf Coast.
    June 12, 2013 - National Journal via Yahoo! News

  • Helen Zille in Independent Online
    President Mbeki must be given the opportunity to reply to this grave allegation. Unless he can convincingly rebut the judge's opinion, this would constitute grounds for his removal from office,opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen...
  • Manuel Villar in Manila Bulletin
    I was called a coward and a copycat by some of my colleagues. But the truth is I have never evaded the issue. I have answered the issues they threw at me. I stood on the floor of the Senate two years ago to rebut their charges,Villar said....
  • Mark Warner in The Chronicle West End Edition
    Either they made a decision based on information that I wasn't given a chance to rebut,Warner said in an interview, "or they are now saying things which are completely false."

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