Definition of recrimination noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃn//
[countable, usually plural, uncountable]
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an angry statement that somebody makes accusing somebody else of something, especially in response to a similar statement from them bitter recriminations We spent the rest of the evening in mutual recrimination. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French récrimination or medieval Latin recriminatio(n-), from recriminare ‘accuse mutually’, from re- (expressing opposition) + criminare ‘accuse’ (from crimen ‘crime’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: recrimination