counter-claim

/'kaυntə kleɪm/ noun
a claim for damages made in reply to a previous claim
Jones claimed £25,000 in damages against Smith, and Smith entered a counter-claim of £50,000 for loss of office.
The union negotiators entered a counter-claim for a reduction in work hours.
verb
to put in a counter-claim for something
Jones claimed £25,000 in damages and Smith counter-claimed £50,000 for loss of office.

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