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English definition of “counter-claim”

counter-claim

noun [C] (also counterclaim)
 
 
a statement that someone makes in answer to a statement that has been made by someone else, and that is different from it: Human rights abuses have been the subject of claim and counterclaim.
LAW a legal case that a person or an organization starts against someone who has brought a case against them: file/make a counterclaim Dougherty filed a counterclaim, arguing that the city had no right to regulate campaign cash under the state constitution.
counter-claim (also counterclaim) verb [I or T]
(Definition of counter-claim from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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