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countercharge

[ noun koun-ter-chahrj; verb koun-ter-chahrj, koun-ter-chahrj ]
/ noun 藞ka蕣n t蓹r藢t蕛蓱rd蕭; verb 藢ka蕣n t蓹r藞t蕛蓱rd蕭, 藞ka蕣n t蓹r藢t蕛蓱rd蕭 /
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noun
a charge by an accused person against the accuser.
Military. a retaliatory charge.
verb (used with object), coun路ter路charged, coun路ter路charg路ing.
to make an accusation against (one's accuser).
Military. to charge in retaliation.
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Origin of countercharge

First recorded in 1605鈥15; counter- + charge
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British Dictionary definitions for countercharge

countercharge
/ (藞ka蕣nt蓹藢t蕛蓱藧d蕭) /

noun
a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser
military a retaliatory charge
verb
(tr) to make a countercharge against
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