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Answer

A formal rebuttal that the defendant in a lawsuit makes against the claims of the plaintiff. The answer asserts that the plaintiff's allegations are false, or, if they are true, that the defendant is not liable for them.
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She said Mr Jones had ridiculed her brother during his early life because he limped after having polio - but his son was even tempered and had never answered back.
The Colts rallied and tied the score, but then the Patriots answered back.
In fact, there is a family legend that she once spoke to a wax policeman at Madame Tussaud's, and he answered back.
However, the 25-year-old refused to accept the carpeting and answered back, sparking an angry exchange which eventually resulted in the two men having to be separated.
We are aware of the danger [of continuing toward Cuban air space], but we're going to do it as free Cubans," the pilots answered back.