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counterproposition

[koun-ter-prop-uh-zish-uh n]
noun
  1. a proposition made in place of or in opposition to a preceding one.
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Origin of counterproposition

First recorded in 1860–65; counter- + proposition
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Examples from the Web for counter-proposition

Historical Examples of counter-proposition

  • 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