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tr.v. coun·ter·sued, coun·ter·su·ing, coun·ter·sues Law
To respond to a lawsuit against oneself by suing (the plaintiff).

coun′ter·suit′ (-so͞ot′) n.
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(Law) law a legal claim made as a reaction to a claim made against one
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(n. ˈkaʊn tərˌkleɪm; v. ˌkaʊn tərˈkleɪm)

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.
coun`ter•claim′ant, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.countersuit - a suit brought against someone who has sued you
causa, lawsuit, suit, case, cause - a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord"
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"
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