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

  Recrimination \Re*crim`i*na"tion\ (-n?"sh?n), n. [F.
     r['e]crimination, LL. recriminatio.]
     The act of recriminating; an accusation brought by the
     accused against the accuser; a counter accusation.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Accusations and recriminations passed backward and
           forward between the contending parties.  --Macaulay.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  recrimination
      n 1: mutual accusations

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  RECRIMINATION, crim. law. An accusation made by a person accused against his 
  accuser, either of having committed the same offence, or another. 
       2. In general recrimination does not excuse the person accused, nor 
  diminish his punishment, because the guilt of another can never excuse him. 
  But in applications for divorce on the ground of adultery, if the party 
  defendant, can prove that the plaintiff or complainant has been guilty of 
  the same offence, the divorce will not be granted. 1 Hagg. C. Rep. 144; S. 
  C. 4 Eccl. Rep. 360. The laws of Pennsylvania contain a provision to the 
  same effect. Vide 1 Hagg. Eccl. R. 790; 3 Hagg. Eccl. R. 77; 1 Hagg. Cons. 
  R. 147; 2 Hagg. Cons. R. 297; Shelf. on Mar. and Div. 440; Dig. 24, 3, 39; 
  Dig. 48, 5, 13, 5; 1 Addams, R. 411; Compensation; Condonation; Divorce, 
  
  

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