reconvention

[ ree-kuh n-ven-shuh n ]
/ ˌri kənˈvɛn ʃən /

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.

Nearby words

  1. reconstructionist,
  2. reconstructive,
  3. reconstructive mammaplasty,
  4. reconstructive surgery,
  5. reconvene,
  6. reconvert,
  7. reconvey,
  8. reconveyance,
  9. record,
  10. record changer

Origin of reconvention

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

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