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coun•ter•claim



Pronunciation: (
n.koun'tur-klām";
v.koun"tur-klām'),
[key]
n.
a claim made to offset another claim, esp. one made by the defendant in a legal action.

v.t., v.i.
to claim so as to offset a previous claim.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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