The noun rebuttal means an instance of rebutting evidence or an accusation (especially in a legal suit).
Synonyms are contradiction, disproving, refutation, or denial.
The word origins from Old French reboter (c. 1300) and means “to thrust back” (re- “back” and boter “to thrust, hit”). The word developed to Rebutment (1590s) and rebutter (1530s, in law).
Sofia’s rebuttal against the accusation of the people was accepted by the judge.
The rebuttal of Joan’s group debunks their opponent’s argument.
Kelly can’t say their rebuttal for their argument since they lack references.