from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A claim filed in opposition to another claim, especially in a legal action.
- transitive v. To plead an opposing claim or make an opposing claim against.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a suit filed by a defendant against a plaintiff secondary to the original complaint.
- v. To file a counterclaim.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A claim made by a person as an offset to a claim made on him.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A claim in the nature of a cross-action set up by the defendant against the plaintiff in a lawsuit.
- In law, to set up an affirmative defense; make a counter-claim (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. set up a claim in opposition to a previous claim
- n. a claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal action
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