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reconvention

[ree-kuh n-ven-shuh n]
noun Civil Law.
  1. 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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