countercharge

noun

coun·​ter·​charge ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌchärj How to pronounce countercharge (audio)
variants or counter-charge
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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 25 Apr. 2024.

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