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counterclaim

[ noun koun-ter-kleym; verb koun-ter-kleym ]

noun

  1. a claim made to offset another claim, especially one made by the defendant in a legal action.


verb (used with or without object)

  1. to claim so as to offset a previous claim.

counterclaim

/ ˈkaʊntəˌkleɪm /

noun

  1. a claim set up in opposition to another, esp by the defendant in a civil action against the plaintiff


verb

  1. to set up (a claim) in opposition to another claim

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Derived Forms

  • ˌcounterˈclaimant, noun

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Other Words From

  • counter·claimant noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of counterclaim1

First recorded in 1775–85; counter- + claim

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Example Sentences

The account in question then is given time to respond with a counterclaim.

Huggins retired, and Kooistra sold his home and moved out of state after being confronted by PG&E investigators, the counterclaim by PG&E said.

When Ujiri filed a counterclaim in August, his legal team released body-cam footage and other video from the arena that appeared to show Strickland initiating the contact.

In one of them, Kane has filed a counterclaim against a woman who alleged in a lawsuit that Kane attacked her in his Buffalo hotel room in 2016.

But given the volley of claim and counterclaim, it seems unlikely that this will, in fact, be the final exchange.

They were willing to spend a lot of money to counterclaim against her.

Lieutenant Rainey thought it best to admit the counterclaim and let bygones be bygones, but to provide for the future.

Nor could he make the counterclaim for a dissolving of the betrothal.

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