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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To accuse in return, state an accusation in return.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Medieval Latin recrīminārī, recrīmināt- : Latin re-, re- + Latin crīmināre, to accuse (from crīmen, crīmin-, accusation, crime; see krei- in Indo-European roots).]

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