Meaning of counterclaim

coun•ter•claim

Pronunciation: (n.koun'tur-klām"v.koun"tur-klām'), [key]
— n.
  1. a claim made to offset another claim, esp. one made by the defendant in a legal action.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to claim so as to offset a previous claim.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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