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counter- +‎ claim

NounEdit

counterclaim (plural counterclaims)

  1. (law) a suit filed by a defendant against a plaintiff secondary to the original complaint.

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VerbEdit

counterclaim (third-person singular simple present counterclaims, present participle counterclaiming, simple past and past participle counterclaimed)

  1. (intransitive) To file a counterclaim.