countercharge

[ noun koun-ter-chahrj; verb koun-ter-chahrj, koun-ter-chahrj ]
/ noun ˈkaʊn tərˌtʃɑrdʒ; verb ˌkaʊn tərˈtʃɑrdʒ, ˈkaʊn tərˌtʃɑrdʒ /

noun

a charge by an accused person against the accuser.
Military. a retaliatory charge.

verb (used with object), coun·ter·charged, coun·ter·charg·ing.

to make an accusation against (one's accuser).
Military. to charge in retaliation.

Nearby words

  1. counterblast,
  2. counterblow,
  3. counterbore,
  4. counterbrace,
  5. counterchange,
  6. countercheck,
  7. counterclaim,
  8. counterclockwise,
  9. counterconditioning,
  10. countercoup

Origin of countercharge

First recorded in 1605–15; counter- + charge

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British Dictionary definitions for countercharge

countercharge

/ (ˈkaʊntəˌtʃɑːdʒ) /

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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