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counterclaim (s) (noun), counterclaims (pl)
A legal process designed to settle differences between two contesting parties over an issue as the consequence of a court action by one of the parties: Mr. Heller filed a counterclaim on behalf of his client in an effort to settle the conflict between his client and the neighbor over the issue of building a fence.
This entry is located in the following units: clam- [cla-] clamat-, claim- (page 2) contra-, contro-, counter, contre- (page 6)
counterclaim (verb), counterclaims; counterclaimed; counterclaiming
To undertake a legal process of settling differences between individuals or parties: The veterinarian stated in court the death of the cat was accidental; however, Miss Susan was counterclaiming that her cat had been scared to death by the barking of the dog in a nearby cage.
This entry is located in the following unit: clam- [cla-] clamat-, claim- (page 2)