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prebuttal

[pri-buht-l, pree-] /prɪˈbʌt l, pri-/
noun
1.
an argument constructed in anticipation of a criticism:
The alderman began his speech with a question-answer style prebuttal.
Origin of prebuttal
1980-1985
1980-85; pre-+ (re)buttal
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British Dictionary definitions for prebuttal

prebuttal

/priːˈbʌtəl/
noun
1.
(informal) a prepared response to an anticipated criticism
Word Origin
C20: pre- + (re)buttal
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Contemporary definitions for prebuttal
noun

a rebuttal for an accusation before it is made, a rebuttal as part of an argument which anticipates a counter-argument

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