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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In law, an action by a defendant against a plaintiff in a previous or pending action; a cross-bill or counter-claim.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Civil Law) A cross demand; an action brought by the defendant against the plaintiff before the same judge.

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  • noun law, civil law An action brought by the defendant against the plaintiff before the same judge.

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