recrimination


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re·crim·i·na·tion

 (rĭ-krĭm′ə-nā′shən)
n.
1. The act of recriminating.
2. A countercharge.
3. Law A defense in an action for divorce in which the party against whom the divorce is sought accuses the party seeking the divorce of equivalent misconduct, potentially depriving the party seeking the divorce of the right to maintain the action.

recrimination

(rɪˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of recriminating
2. (Law) law a charge made by an accused against his accuser; countercharge
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recrimination - mutual accusations
accusal, accusation - a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

recrimination

noun bickering, retaliation, counterattack, mutual accusation, retort, quarrel, squabbling, name-calling, countercharge The war sweeps up everything in hatred and recrimination.
Translations

recrimination

[rɪˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃən] Nrecriminación f

recrimination

[rɪˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃən] nrécrimination f

recrimination

nGegenbeschuldigung f; (Jur) → Gegenklage f; (mutual) recriminationsgegenseitige Beschuldigungen pl; there’s no point in all these recriminationses hat keinen Sinn, sich gegenseitig zu beschuldigen

recrimination

[rɪˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃn] nrecriminazione f
References in classic literature ?
Mutual recrimination passed between them: they parted in anger, and were never reconciled.
that we were not in a place for recrimination, and that I besought her to hold her peace.
What avails recrimination over matters wholly past recall?
Sire," said Athos, "this is not a moment for recrimination, but a time to show yourself a king and a gentleman.
Such are the savage cruelties that white men learn to practise, who mingle in savage life; and such are the acts that lead to terrible recrimination on the part of the Indians.
It was the first scene of open anger between the couple in their sad seven years together, and Ethan felt as if he had lost an irretrievable advantage in descending to the level of recrimination.
He was determined to put the case baldly, without vain recrimination or excuse.
Philip had found the brother's address only by reading the letter in which he refused a loan; but he shrugged his shoulders: there was no use in recrimination.
By this time Ardalion Alexandrovitch was quite intoxicated, and he kept his companion listening while he discoursed eloquently and pathetically on subjects of all kinds, interspersed with torrents of recrimination against the members of his family.
An angry word, passed one April evening of 1682 between the son of Sir Edward Dering and a hot- blooded young [85] Welshman, led to recrimination and sword-drawing.
She saw that it was impossible for her son-in-law, a weak creature, to be other than he was, and realized that his wife's reproaches could do no good--so she used all her efforts to soften those reproaches and to avoid recrimination and anger.
But this led to a long recrimination upon a great many sore subjects, charges, and counter-charges.