countercharge

noun
coun·ter·charge | \ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌchärj \
variants: or counter-charge
plural countercharges or counter-charges

Definition of countercharge 

: a charge made in response to or retaliation for another charge Courteous discussion gave way to charges of mistreatment and counter-charges of disloyalty.— Paul M. Barrett

First Known Use of countercharge

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

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