Surrebutal Law and Legal Definition

Surrebutal refers to a written or oral legal argument made in response to a claim. It can be a rebuttal made by a party denying the claim, or arguments raised by another while rebutting the claims made by the first person.

Surrebutal is only properly permitted where the plaintiff has presented new matters on rebuttal which the defendant desires to oppose when new matters must be called to the attention of the court. [Ross v. Danter Associates, Inc., 102 Ill. App. 2d 354, 368 (Ill. App. Ct. 1968)].