cross action

noun

Definition of cross action

: a legal action in which the defendant in an existing action files a suit against the plaintiff on the same subject matter : countersuit

First Known Use of cross action

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cross action was circa 1859

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“Cross action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross%20action. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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cross-action

noun
cross-ac·​tion

Legal Definition of cross-action

: an action brought by a defendant in an existing action against a plaintiff or codefendant — compare counterclaim, cross-appeal, cross-claim, third-party claim

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