counter charge

countercharge

[n. koun-ter-chahrj; v. koun-ter-chahrj, koun-ter-chahrj]
noun
1.
a charge by an accused person against the accuser.
2.
Military. a retaliatory charge.
verb (used with object), countercharged, countercharging.
3.
to make an accusation against (one's accuser).
4.
Military. to charge in retaliation.

Origin:
1605–15; counter- + charge

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To counter charge
Collins
World English Dictionary
countercharge (ˈkaʊntəˌtʃɑːdʒ)
 
n
1.  a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser
2.  military a retaliatory charge
 
vb
3.  (tr) to make a countercharge against

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature