Meaning of “counter-claim” in the English Dictionary

"counter-claim" in Business English

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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 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
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)