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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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coun•ter•claim(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.
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|Noun||1.||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"
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