Definition of Counterclaim

1. Noun. A claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal action.

Generic synonyms: Action, Action At Law, Legal Action
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



2. Verb. Set up a claim in opposition to a previous claim.
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Claim

Definition of Counterclaim

1. n. A claim made by a person as an offset to a claim made on him.

Definition of Counterclaim

1. Noun. (legal) a suit filed by a defendant against a plaintiff secondary to the original complaint. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To file a counterclaim. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Counterclaim

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterclaim

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counterchange
counterchanged
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countercharge
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countercharging
countercharm
countercharms
countercheck
counterchecked
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counterclaim (current term)
counterclaimant
counterclaimants
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counterclaiming
counterclaims
counterclockwise
counterclockwise rotation
countercoalition
countercoalitions
countercomplainant
countercomplainants
countercomplaint
countercomplaints
counterconditioning

Literary usage of Counterclaim

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1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1916)
"In an action for a balance which defendant had agreed to pay for the privilege of dumping dirt on plaintiff's land, a counterclaim for plaintiff's breach of ..."

2. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1900)
"The objection that the counterclaim is not bused on a cause of action arising out of the transaction set forth in the complaint and that it is therefore not ..."

3. A Digest of the Law of Libel and Slander: And of Actions on the Case for by William Blake Odgers, James Bromley Eames (1905)
"In an action of libel or slander there can be no set-off, as the damages claimed are unliquidated ; in other words, the counterclaim is not a defence to the ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"Defendant, having duly denied liability, set up a counterclaim for breach of the same contract, and alleged that defendant had made the contract as stated, ..."

5. Remedies and Remedial Rights by the Civil Action, According to the Reformed by John Norton Pomeroy (1876)
"As the counterclaim ia defined in nearly all the codes, a defendant is not ... It is not, of course, to be understood that a counterclaim must always exist ..."

6. Walker's Errors in Civil Proceedings: Being the Errors in Civil Proceedings by William Slee Walker (1917)
"counterclaim, cross-bill. (a) Excluding evidence for counterclaim where jury found there was no ground for same. In an action to recover for work done under ..."

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