Meaning of reconvention

re•con•ven•tion

Pronunciation: (rē"kun-ven'shun), [key]
— n. Civ. Law.
  1. an action brought by the defendant in pending litigation against the plaintiff: the defendant's claim must be connected in some way with the subject matter of the plaintiff 's action.
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