counter-claim

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counter-claim UK US (also counterclaim) noun [C]
a statement that someone makes in answer to a statement that has been made by someone else, and that is different from it: »

Human rights abuses have been the subject of claim and counterclaim.

LAW a legal case that a person or an organization starts against someone who has brought a case against them: file/make a counterclaim »

Dougherty filed a counterclaim, arguing that the city had no right to regulate campaign cash under the state constitution.

counter-claim (also counterclaim) verb [I or T]
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The company counterclaimed for breach of contract.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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