[noun koun-ter-chahrj; verb koun-ter-chahrj, koun-ter-chahrj]
- to make an accusation against (one's accuser).
- Military. to charge in retaliation.
Origin of countercharge
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Examples from the Web for countercharge
In other situations, the accusation arises as a countercharge.Will Saudi Arabia Execute Guest Workers for 'Witchcraft'?
March 29, 2014
Charge and countercharge succeed in the mad struggle for these guns.The Little Lady of Lagunitas
Richard Henry Savage
I wonder if there'd be no countercharge ingenuity could bring?Married Life
He is thought of only as always meeting charge with countercharge, in the very front crying “Mix!”The Brothers' War
John Calvin Reed
We club men will have to countercharge the enemy, for self-preservation, to play heavy villains upon the stage.The Voice on the Wire
Eustace Hale Ball
Charge and countercharge, and recriminations, exercised the French court.Montreal 1535-1914 under the French Rgime
William Henry Atherton
- a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser
- military a retaliatory charge
- (tr) to make a countercharge against
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