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


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.

Origin of countercharge

First recorded in 1605–15; counter- + charge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for countercharge


/ (ˈkaʊntəˌtʃɑːdʒ) /


a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser
military a retaliatory charge


(tr) to make a countercharge against
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