Definition of cross-claim in English:

cross-claim

noun

Law
  • A claim brought by one defendant against another in the same proceeding.

    • ‘On 21 August, which was the second day of hearing, leave was granted to file a cross-claim.’
    • ‘Your Honour, you will see the cross-claim at page 16.’
    • ‘I have just referred to the seventh cross-claim which is at page 171.’
    • ‘His Honour simply granted leave to file the cross-claim.’
    • ‘Submissions have been made, your Honours, in relation to the cross-claim which the Barclay companies brought against the Council.’