reconvention

noun
re·con·ven·tion | \ˌrē-kən-ˈven-chən\

Legal Definition of reconvention 

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)

History and Etymology for reconvention

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

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