countersuit

noun coun·ter·suit \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌsüt \
variants: or less commonly counter-suit
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of countersuit

plural countersuits also counter-suits
: an opposing lawsuit; especially : a claim asserted by an opposing party in a lawsuit (such as a defendant) against the party bringing the original lawsuit (such as a plaintiff) : counterclaim
  • decided to file a countersuit against her accuser
  • The current appeal results from a patent infringement suit and countersuit between Apple Inc. ("Apple") and Samsung Electronics Co …
  • Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

First Known Use of countersuit

1846


Learn More about countersuit


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up countersuit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

allowing a liquid or gas to pass through

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!