countercharge

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

counter- +‎ charge

Noun[edit]

countercharge (plural countercharges)

  1. An accusation against an opponent in an argument in response to the opponent's accusations.
    • 2007 May 30, David Leonhardt, “Truth, Fiction and Lou Dobbs”, New York Times:
      We’ll get to the merits of the charges and countercharges shortly, but first it’s worth considering why, beyond entertainment value, all this matters.

Verb[edit]

countercharge (third-person singular simple present countercharges, present participle countercharging, simple past and past participle countercharged)

  1. (heraldry) To reverse the colors.