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[koun-ter-prop-uh-zish-uh n] /ˈkaʊn tərˌprɒp əˈzɪʃ ən/
a proposition made in place of or in opposition to a preceding one.
Origin of counterproposition
First recorded in 1860-65; counter- + proposition Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Anytus proposes death as the penalty: and what counter-proposition shall he make?

    Apology Plato
  • It might be brought in as a counter-proposition to Davis's bill.

  • The demand was preposterous, for it was impossible to collect the money, but in return they made a counter-proposition.

    The Vintage Edward Frederic Benson
  • Prince Ching presented a counter-proposition, which among other things requested the evacuation of Manchuria within one year.

    Japan Various
  • Awaiting his comment—perhaps expecting a counter-proposition—she leaned against the tree beside which he stood.

    The Fighting Chance Robert W. Chambers
  • "I make a counter-proposition, to place her at least on the list of eligibles," returned Dorrie, stolidly keeping her temper.

  • The President had determined to reject the counter-proposition to submit it to arbitration.

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