countercharge

noun coun·ter·charge \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌchärj \
variants: or counter-charge

Definition of countercharge

plural countercharges or counter-charges
: 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

ca. 1706


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