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Evidence presented at trial by one party in order to overcome evidence introduced by another party.

California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)

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    Evidence given to explain, counteract, or disprove facts given by the opposing counsel.

    National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)

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    Rebuttal is the process of proffering evidence for the specific pur-pose of countering the assertions of a legal opponent’s witnesses.

    Drogin, Eric Y., et al. Handbook of forensic assessment: Psychological and psychiatric perspectives. Vol. 209. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

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    Rebuttal is defined as evidence that explains away or contradicts the evidence of the other side. Generally refers to evidence that the prosecutor presents after the defense has completed its case.

    Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “Women’s Legal Rights Handbook” (2015)

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    The introduction of rebutting or conflicting evidence. The showing that statements of witnesses as to what occurred is not true. Also, the stage of a trial at which such evidence may be introduced.

    Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)

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    The introduction of contrary evidence; the showing that statements of witnesses as to what occurred is not true; the stage of a trial at which such evidence may be introduced. In court, contradiction of an adverse party’s evidence; the prosecutor’s final closing argument presented after the defense counsel’s closing argument.

    State Bar of Wisconsin. “News Reporters’ Legal Handbook”, 6th Ed. (2013)

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    A rebuttal is defined as a species of objection.

    Walton, Douglas. “Building a system for finding objections to an argument.” Argumentation 26.3 (2012): 369-391.

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    Rebuttal is defined as arelation between arguments whose conclusions disagree.

    Haggith, Mandy. “A meta-level framework for exploring conflicts in multiple knowledge bases.” Hybrid Problems, Hybrid Solutions 27 (1995): 87.

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    Rebuttal is defined as a Counter-C immediately following aCounterargument by the opposing partner

    Iordanou, Kalypso, and Deanna Kuhn. “Arguing on the computer in scientific and non-scientific domains.” Proceedings of the 9th international conference on Computer supported collaborative learning-Volume 1. International Society of the Learning Sciences, 2009.

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    Rebuttal is defined as an argument that supports a claim that isin contradiction to the main claim.

    Pisan, Yusuf, and Chek Tien Tan. “Persuasive environments: Argumentation models in serious games.” Computer Science & Education (ICCSE), 2012 7th International Conference on. IEEE, 2012.

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    Rebuttal is defined as presenting a counterargumentthat follows another counterargument

    Macedo, Ana Patrícia. The Development of Children’s Argument Skills. University of London, 2011.

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    A rebuttal is defined as a situation when “an initial appeal is challenged by a statementmaking the opposite prediction”

    Jerit, Jennifer. “How Predictive Appeals Affect Policy Opinions.” American Journal of PoliticalScience 53.2 (2009): 411-26. JSTOR. Web. 27 Feb. 2014.