Definition of counterstatement in English:



  • A statement asserting that evidence or an accusation is false.

    ‘this proposal prompted a strong counterstatement’
    • ‘However, the counterstatement could be accepted since it did not need to be witnessed or declared.’
    • ‘The lawyer appended a counterstatement by Collins himself.’
    • ‘Following the filing of opposition and a counterstatement the opponents were allowed until 4 April 1999 for the filing of their evidence.’
    • ‘He said this was in the light of the official search report on the application, and maintained the case set out in his counterstatement.’
    • ‘Moreover, there was no basis for him to exercise discretion to allow the statutory declarations to stand in place of the counterstatements in the proceedings.’
    • ‘Subsequently, counterstatements were filed but the Forms TM8 were missing.’
    • ‘I'm sure I could get two-thirds of them to sign a counterstatement.’
    • ‘The leader of his defense team said that the counterstatement contended that the prosecutors' appeal to the High Court was improper and lacked a legal basis.’
    • ‘Both the appeal and the defense counterstatement are expected to come before the high court by Monday at the latest.’
    • ‘The applicants neither filed a counterstatement nor a response to the opponent's evidence.’
    • ‘The registered proprietor stated in his counterstatement that he had started the project.’
    • ‘The applicant was then allowed a period of one week to file an amended counterstatement.’
    • ‘This request fell outside the normal arrangements for filing a request to amend a counterstatement and was refused.’
    • ‘The defense lawyer said he would prepare counterstatements against the charges and ask the court to present Tommy to testify at the next session.’
    denial, refutation, rebuttal, countering, counterstatement, opposite
    View synonyms