[kraws-ak-shuh n, kros-]

noun Law.

an action brought within the same lawsuit by one defendant against another defendant or against the plaintiff.

Nearby words

  1. cross wind,
  2. cross wire,
  3. cross wires,
  4. cross, wilbur lucius,
  5. cross-,
  6. cross-addicted,
  7. cross-bearer,
  8. cross-bedded,
  9. cross-bench,
  10. cross-border

Origin of cross-action

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019