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counterclaim

coun·ter·claim

counterclaim

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kaUn tr kleIm
definition: a claim, esp. a legal claim, made in response to or in order to offset another claim.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: kaUn tr kleIm
inflections: counterclaimed, counterclaiming, counterclaims
definition: to make a counterclaim.
derivation: counterclaimant (n.)