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[noun koun-ter-kleym; verb koun-ter-kleym] /noun ˈkaʊn tərˌkleɪm; verb ˌkaʊn tərˈkleɪm/

a made to offset another , especially one made by the defendant in a legal action.
verb (used with or without object)
to so as to offset a previous .
a claim set up in opposition to another, esp by the defendant in a civil action against the plaintiff
to set up (a claim) in opposition to another claim


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