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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To accuse in return.
  • intransitive v. To counter one accusation with another.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To accuse in return, state an accusation in return.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To return one charge or accusation with another; to charge back fault or crime upon an accuser.
  • transitive v. To accuse in return.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To return one accusation with another; retort a charge; charge an accuser with a like crime.
  • To accuse in return.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. return an accusation against someone or engage in mutual accusations; charge in return

Etymologies

Medieval Latin recrīminārī, recrīmināt- : Latin re-, re- + Latin crīmināre, to accuse (from crīmen, crīmin-, accusation, crime; see krei- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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