demand in reconvention

The civil-law equivalent of counterclaim. 20 Am J2d Countcl § 5.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Reconvention — Re con*ven tion ( v?n sh?n), n. (Civil Law) A cross demand; an action brought by the defendant against the plaintiff before the same judge. Burrill. Bouvier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reconvention — A cross demand. The civil law equivalent of a counterclaim. 20 Am J2d Countcl § 5 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • counterclaim — A claim which, if established, will defeat or in some way qualify the judgment or relief to which the plaintiff is otherwise entitled. 20 Am J2d Countcl § 3; a counter demand or a cause of action existing in favor of the defendant against the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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