re criminatory

recriminate

[ri-krim-uh-neyt]
verb (used without object), recriminated, recriminating.
1.
to bring a countercharge against an accuser.
verb (used with object), recriminated, recriminating.
2.
to accuse in return.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Medieval Latin recrīminātus (past participle of recrīminārī to accuse in turn), equivalent to re- re- + crīmin-, stem of crīmen accusation, blame (see crime) + -ātus -ate1

recrimination, noun
recriminative, recriminatory [ri-krim-uh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
recriminator, noun
unrecriminative, adjective
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recriminate (rɪˈkrɪmɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
(intr) to return an accusation against someone or engage in mutual accusations
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin recrīmināre, from Latin crīminārī to accuse, from crīmen an accusation; see crime]
 
re'criminative
 
adj
 
re'criminatory
 
adj
 
re'criminator
 
n

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recriminate
c.1600, from M.L. recriminatus, pp. of recriminari "to make charges against," from L. re- "back, again" + criminari "to accuse," from crimen (gen. criminis) "a charge" (see crime).
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