What does counterclaim mean?

Definitions for counterclaimˈkaʊn tərˌkleɪm; ˌkaʊn tərˈkleɪm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word counterclaim.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. counterclaim(verb)

    a claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal action

  2. counterclaim(verb)

    set up a claim in opposition to a previous claim


  1. counterclaim(Noun)

    a suit filed by a defendant against a plaintiff secondary to the original complaint.

  2. counterclaim(Verb)

    To file a counterclaim.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Counterclaim(noun)

    a claim made by a person as an offset to a claim made on him


  1. Counterclaim

    In civil procedure, a party's claim is a counterclaim if the defending party has previously made a claim against the claiming party. Examples of counterclaims include: ⁕After a bank has sued a customer for an unpaid debt, the customer counterclaims against the bank for fraud in procuring the debt. The court will sort out the different claims in one lawsuit. ⁕Two cars collide. After one person sues for damage to her car and personal injuries, the defendant counterclaims for similar property damage and personal injury claims. Counterclaims did not exist at common law; they are an invention of modern civil procedure.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of counterclaim in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of counterclaim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bill Foutris:

    This counterclaim is an attempt to deflect from what the officer did, he shot a teen four times in the back.

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