Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, an action brought by one who is a defendant in a previous action against the plaintiff therein, or a co-defendant, or both, touching the same transaction.
“There is the again usual cross-action of an at first hopeless affection on the part of the _roturier's_ son, Pascal Carvajan, a rising lawyer, for Antoinette de Clairefont.”
“In a cross-action filed against Microsoft, Simon Negus, who was once second in command at Microsoft U.K. is painting a picture of "wild behavior, fueled by unlimited quantities of vodka and Jagermeister," with one drunken director following a Microsoft manager into the ladies room and another "so p***** he could not remember a thing.”
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