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countercharge (plural countercharges)
- 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.
- (heraldry) To reverse the colors.