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 for counterclaim
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Counterclaim \Coun"ter*claim`\ (-kl[=a]m`), n. (Law)
     A claim made by a person as an offset to a claim made on him.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal
      v 1: set up a claim in opposition to a previous claim

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "counterclaim":
     confutation, confute, contraremonstrance, counteraccusation,
     counterblast, countercharge, counterdemand, counterreply,
     counterstatement, defense, make a rebuttal, rebut, rebuttal,
     rebutter, refutation, refute, rejoin, rejoinder, replication,
     surrebut, surrebuttal, surrebutter, surrejoin, surrejoinder

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