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reconvention

[ ree-kuhn-ven-shuhn ]
/ ˌri kənˈvɛn ʃən /
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noun Civil Law.

an action brought by the defendant in pending litigation against the plaintiff: the defendant's claim must be connected in some way with the subject matter of the plaintiff's action.

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Origin of reconvention

1400–50; late Middle English reconvencioun (<Middle French reconvencion) <Medieval Latin reconventiō;see re-, convention
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