cross-action

[ kraws-ak-shuh n, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌæk ʃən, ˈkrɒs- /

noun Law.

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

Origin of cross-action

First recorded in 1865–70
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