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reconvention

[ree-kuh n-ven-shuh n] /ˌri kənˈvɛn ʃən/
noun, Civil Law.
1.
an action brought by the defendant in pending litigation against the plaintiff: the defendant's claim must be connected in some way with the subject matter of the plaintiff's action.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English reconvencioun (< Middle French reconvencion) < Medieval Latin reconventiō; see re-, convention
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