Recrimination Re*crim`i*na"tion (-n?"sh?n), n. [F. r['e]crimination, LL. recriminatio.] The act of recriminating; an accusation brought by the accused against the accuser; a counter accusation. [1913 Webster]

Accusations and recriminations passed backward and forward between the contending parties. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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