counteroffer

noun coun·ter·of·fer \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌȯ-fər , -ˌä-fər \
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

Definition of counteroffer

: a return offer made by one who has rejected an offer

Examples of counteroffer in a Sentence

  1. He turned down the deal and came back with a counteroffer asking for more money.

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First Known Use of counteroffer

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COUNTEROFFER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of counteroffer for English Language Learners

  • : an offer that is made by someone in response to a previous offer


Law Dictionary

counteroffer

noun coun·ter·of·fer \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌȯ-fər \

legal Definition of counteroffer

: an offer that is made in response to another and that has additional or differing terms
Note: Under common law, a counteroffer does not constitute an acceptance of an offer and is often considered a rejection of the offer.

counteroffer

intransitive verb

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