countercharge

noun
coun·​ter·​charge | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌchärj How to pronounce countercharge (audio) \
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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The first known use of countercharge was circa 1706

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“Countercharge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countercharge. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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