Definition of "cross-action"
  1. A counterclaim initiated by a defendant against either the plaintiff or a fellow defendant in an ongoing lawsuit
How to use "cross-action" in a sentence
  1. The defendant filed a cross-action, contending that the plaintiff was actually at fault.
  2. In the civil case, the defendant introduced a cross-action against his co-defendant.
  3. The process became more complicated when a cross-action was introduced in the ongoing litigation.

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