Counter-claim

counterclaim

[n. koun-ter-kleym; v. koun-ter-kleym]
noun
1.
a claim made to offset another claim, especially one made by the defendant in a legal action.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2.
to claim so as to offset a previous claim.

Origin:
1775–85; counter- + claim

counterclaimant, noun
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counterclaim (ˈkaʊntəˌkleɪm)
 
n
1.  a claim set up in opposition to another, esp by the defendant in a civil action against the plaintiff
 
vb
2.  to set up (a claim) in opposition to another claim
 
counter'claimant
 
n

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