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

 

counterclaim

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkaʊntəkleɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊntərkleɪm//
 
 
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a claim made in reply to another claim and different from it Amid all the claims and counterclaims it was hard to say who was telling the truth.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: counterclaim