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A charge in opposition to another charge.
v. (koun′tər-chärj′) coun·ter·charged, coun·ter·charg·ing, coun·ter·charg·es
To bring a charge against (one's accuser).
To make a countercharge.
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1. (Law) a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser
2. (Military) military a retaliatory charge
(tr) to make a countercharge against
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coun•ter•charge(n. ˈkaʊn tərˌtʃɑrdʒ; for v. also ˌkaʊn tərˈtʃɑrdʒ)
n., v. -charged, -charg•ing. n.
1. a charge by an accused person against the accuser.
2. a retaliatory military attack or action.v.t.
3. to make an accusation against (one's accuser).
4. to attack or take action against in retaliation.
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Past participle: countercharged
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|Noun||1.||countercharge - a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser|
|2.||countercharge - a retaliatory charge|
charge - an impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"
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