counterdemand

noun
coun·​ter·​de·​mand | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-di-ˈmand How to pronounce counterdemand (audio) , -ˈmänd, -dē- \
variants: or counter-demand
plural counterdemands or counter-demands

Definition of counterdemand

: a demand made by one party in opposition or response to a demand made by another party I suspect the real villain for tech is more sinister: foreign government demands that U.S. companies code "backdoor" entries in software and devices to permit citizen monitoring, and U.S. agency counterdemands that such efforts be reserved for American spying.— John D. Markman

First Known Use of counterdemand

circa 1600, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterdemand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterdemand. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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