coun·​ter·​de·​mand ˌkau̇n-tər-di-ˈmand How to pronounce counterdemand (audio)
variants or counter-demand
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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of counterdemand was circa 1600

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“Counterdemand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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