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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“Cross-action.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/cross-action. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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