counterclaim


1coun·ter·claim

noun \ˈkan-tər-ˌklām\

Definition of COUNTERCLAIM

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

First Known Use of COUNTERCLAIM

1784

2counterclaim

verb

Definition of COUNTERCLAIM

intransitive verb
:  to enter or plead a counterclaim
transitive verb
:  to ask in a counterclaim

First Known Use of COUNTERCLAIM

1857

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