Definition of Countersuit

1. Noun. A suit brought against someone who has sued you.

Generic synonyms: Case, Causa, Cause, Lawsuit, Suit
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



Definition of Countersuit

1. Noun. (legal) A lawsuit filed against a party that has filed a suit against one. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Countersuit

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Countersuit

counterstriking
counterstroke
counterstrokes
counterstruck
counterstudies
counterstudy
counterstyle
counterstyles
countersubject
countersubjects
countersubversion
countersue
countersued
countersues
countersuing
countersuit (current term)
countersuits
countersung
countersunk
countersunk hole
countersurge
countersurges
countersurveillance
countersway
countersways
countertactic
countertactics
countertendencies
countertendency
countertenor

Literary usage of Countersuit

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1. Financing an Enterprise by Hugh Ronald Conyngton (1921)
"The Eastman Company immediately retaliated by bringing a countersuit against ... The Goodwin Company decided to await the result of the countersuit before ..."

2. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1907)
"Draper, on February 1, brought a countersuit as Calvert's attorney against Cornwallis for two hundred and ninety-six pounds of tobacco, but the court ..."

3. The Harleian Miscellany; Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1810)
"... of Exeter College, were quietly elected in the year 1569, without any competition or countersuit of ..."

4. How to Make Insurance Companies Pay Your Claims by William M. Shernoff (1990)
"However, Ray's lawsuit had been filed, and eight months later Prudential filed a countersuit to recover all payments made to Ray up to, but not including, ..."

5. Heresy Proceedings in Languedoc, 1500-1560 by Raymond A. Mentzer (1984)
"... monastery petitioned the court and obtained full satisfaction.14 The single appreciable safeguard against possible abuse was the threat of countersuit. ..."

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