intransitive verb con·tra·vindicate \¦kän‧trə+\

Definition of contravindicate

  1. :  to make a defense or a counterclaim in a Roman legal action to recover possession of property

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Origin and Etymology of contravindicate

Latin contra vindicatus, past participle of contra vindicare, from contra + vindicare to claim — more at vengeance

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a trip made at another's expense

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