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counterclaim

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noun coun·ter·claim \ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌklām\

Definition of counterclaim

  1. :  an opposing claim; especially :  a claim brought by a defendant against a plaintiff in a legal action



1784

First Known Use of counterclaim

1784


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counterclaim

verb coun·ter·claim

Definition of counterclaim

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to enter or plead a counterclaim

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to ask in a counterclaim



1857

First Known Use of counterclaim

1857


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