reconvention

reconvention

[ree-kuhn-ven-shuhn]
noun Civil Law.
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:
1400–50; late Middle English reconvencioun (< Middle French reconvencion) < Medieval Latin reconventiō; see re-, convention

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