counterdemand

noun coun·ter·de·mand \ ˌkau̇n-tər-di-ˈmand , -ˈmänd , -dē- \
variants: or counter-demand

Definition of counterdemand

plural counterdemands or counter-demands
: 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

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