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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.
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recrimination

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

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

recrimination

[rɪˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃən] Nrecriminación f
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recrimination

[rɪˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃən] nrécrimination f
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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
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recrimination

[rɪˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃn] nrecriminazione f
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References in classic literature ?
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.
When he is under the depressing influence of the after-consequences, he bemoans his sufferings and his errors, and charges them both upon me; he knows such indulgence injures his health, and does him more harm than good; but he says I drive him to it by my unnatural, unwomanly conduct; it will be the ruin of him in the end, but it is all my fault; and then I am roused to defend myself, sometimes with bitter recrimination. This is a kind of injustice I cannot patiently endure.
Danglars immediately recognized him as the man who had called out in such a furious manner, "Put in your head!" But this was not the time for recrimination, so he assumed his most agreeable manner and said with a gracious smile, -- "Excuse me, sir, but are they not going to give me any dinner?"
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. He hated the little man and wanted to have done with him as soon as possible.
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.
Mutual recrimination passed between them: they parted in anger, and were never reconciled.
But this is no time for recrimination. De Bracy and I will instantly go among these shuffling cowards, and convince them they have gone too far to recede.''
"Sire," said Athos, "this is not a moment for recrimination, but a time to show yourself a king and a gentleman.
He was determined to put the case baldly, without vain recrimination or excuse.
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.
What was this but recrimination? He affected to be jealous:--he may, for aught I know, be inclined enough to jealousy in his natural temper; nay, he must have had it from nature, or the devil must have put it into his head; for I defy all the world to cast a just aspersion on my character: nay, the most scandalous tongues have never dared censure my reputation.
"Oh, Alexey Alexandrovitch, for heaven's sake, don't let us indulge in recriminations! What is past is past, and you know what she wants and is waiting for--divorce."