counter-claim Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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counter-claimnoun [C]

(also counterclaim) uk   us  
a ​statement that someone makes in answer to a ​statement that has been made by someone else, and that is different from it: Human ​rightsabuses have been the ​subject of claim and counterclaim.
LAW a ​legalcase that a ​person or an ​organizationstarts 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 ​regulatecampaigncash under the ​stateconstitution.
verb [I or T] (also counterclaim)
The ​company counterclaimed for ​breach of ​contract.
(Definition of counter-claim from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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