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counterclaim

kown ter klaym

  • n  a claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal action
  • v  set up a claim in opposition to a previous claim

  • Well, here was one significant counterclaim lying on the stretcher today.
  • He levied war upon Russia, and Russia is putting in a counterclaim upon us.
  • Out they scurried into the political badlands to handclasp, speechify, claim and counterclaim.
News & Articles

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  • Peter Garrett in Sydney Morning Herald
    There are going to be silly bits of claim and counterclaim around issues as part of the political debate,Mr Garrett said of the opposition's attacks on him.
  • Frank Easterbrook in ABA Journal
    But for the baseless counterclaim, the suit could have been resolved without a trial,Easterbrook writes. "As a practical matter, all of the [counterclaim defendant's] legal expenses are attributable to the counterclaim, though the district...

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