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coun·ter·claim

 (koun′tər-klām′) Law
n.
A claim pled against a plaintiff by a defendant, either in opposition to the relief sought or as an independent cause of action against the plaintiff.
intr.v. (koun′tər-klām′) coun·ter·claimed, coun·ter·claim·ing, coun·ter·claims
To plead a counterclaim against a plaintiff.

coun′ter·claim′ant (-klā′mənt) n.

counterclaim

(ˈkaʊntəˌkleɪm) law
n
(Law) a claim set up in opposition to another, esp by the defendant in a civil action against the plaintiff
vb
(Law) to set up (a claim) in opposition to another claim
ˌcounterˈclaimant n

coun•ter•claim

(n. ˈkaʊn tərˌkleɪm; v. ˌkaʊn tərˈkleɪm)

n.
1. a claim made to offset another claim.
2. a civil action brought by the defendant against the plaintiff.
v.t., v.i.
3. to claim in answer to a previous claim.
[1775–85]
coun`ter•claim′ant, n.

counterclaim


Past participle: counterclaimed
Gerund: counterclaiming

Imperative
counterclaim
counterclaim
Present
I counterclaim
you counterclaim
he/she/it counterclaims
we counterclaim
you counterclaim
they counterclaim
Preterite
I counterclaimed
you counterclaimed
he/she/it counterclaimed
we counterclaimed
you counterclaimed
they counterclaimed
Present Continuous
I am counterclaiming
you are counterclaiming
he/she/it is counterclaiming
we are counterclaiming
you are counterclaiming
they are counterclaiming
Present Perfect
I have counterclaimed
you have counterclaimed
he/she/it has counterclaimed
we have counterclaimed
you have counterclaimed
they have counterclaimed
Past Continuous
I was counterclaiming
you were counterclaiming
he/she/it was counterclaiming
we were counterclaiming
you were counterclaiming
they were counterclaiming
Past Perfect
I had counterclaimed
you had counterclaimed
he/she/it had counterclaimed
we had counterclaimed
you had counterclaimed
they had counterclaimed
Future
I will counterclaim
you will counterclaim
he/she/it will counterclaim
we will counterclaim
you will counterclaim
they will counterclaim
Future Perfect
I will have counterclaimed
you will have counterclaimed
he/she/it will have counterclaimed
we will have counterclaimed
you will have counterclaimed
they will have counterclaimed
Future Continuous
I will be counterclaiming
you will be counterclaiming
he/she/it will be counterclaiming
we will be counterclaiming
you will be counterclaiming
they will be counterclaiming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been counterclaiming
you have been counterclaiming
he/she/it has been counterclaiming
we have been counterclaiming
you have been counterclaiming
they have been counterclaiming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been counterclaiming
you will have been counterclaiming
he/she/it will have been counterclaiming
we will have been counterclaiming
you will have been counterclaiming
they will have been counterclaiming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been counterclaiming
you had been counterclaiming
he/she/it had been counterclaiming
we had been counterclaiming
you had been counterclaiming
they had been counterclaiming
Conditional
I would counterclaim
you would counterclaim
he/she/it would counterclaim
we would counterclaim
you would counterclaim
they would counterclaim
Past Conditional
I would have counterclaimed
you would have counterclaimed
he/she/it would have counterclaimed
we would have counterclaimed
you would have counterclaimed
they would have counterclaimed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterclaim - a claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal action
action at law, legal action, action - a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Verb1.counterclaim - set up a claim in opposition to a previous claim
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
claim - ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
Translations
Widerklage
vastakanne

counterclaim

[ˈkaʊntəkleɪm] N (Jur) → contrademanda f
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