Definitions for: Counterclaim


[n] a claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal action
[v] set up a claim in opposition to a previous claim, as in law



Webster (1913) Definition: Coun"ter*claim` (-kl[=a]m`), n. (Law)
A claim made by a person as an offset to a claim made on him.

See Also: action, action at law, claim, legal action

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