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Counterclaim vs. Assertion

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Counterclaimnoun

(legal) a suit filed by a defendant against a plaintiff secondary to the original complaint.

Assertionnoun

The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.

‘You're a man of strong assertions!’;

Counterclaimverb

(intransitive) To file a counterclaim.

Assertionnoun

A statement or declaration which lacks support or evidence.

‘That's just a bare assertion.’;

Counterclaimnoun

A claim made by a person as an offset to a claim made on him.

Assertionnoun

Maintenance; vindication

‘the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives’;

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Counterclaimnoun

a claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal action

Assertionnoun

(computing) A statement in a program asserting a condition expected to be true at a particular point, used in debugging.

Counterclaimverb

set up a claim in opposition to a previous claim

Assertionnoun

The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.

‘There is a difference between assertion and demonstration.’;

Counterclaim

In a court of law, a party's claim is a counterclaim if one party asserts claims in response to the claims of another. In other words, if a plaintiff initiates a lawsuit and a defendant responds to the lawsuit with claims of their own against the plaintiff, the defendant’s claims are “counterclaims.” Examples of counterclaims include: After a bank has sued a customer for an unpaid debt, the customer counterclaims (sues back) against the bank for fraud in procuring the debt.

Assertionnoun

Maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives.

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Assertionnoun

a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)

Assertionnoun

the act of affirming or asserting or stating something

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