reconvention

noun

re·​con·​ven·​tion
ˌrē-kən-ˈven-chən
in the civil law of Louisiana : the act or process of making a counterclaim
judicial efficiency is served by requiring the defendant to assert in reconvention all causes of action against the plaintiffBallex v. Naccari, 657 So. 2d 511 (1995)

Word History

Etymology

French, from Middle French, from re- again, back + convention agreement between two parties

Dictionary Entries Near reconvention

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“Reconvention.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/reconvention. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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