- the act of recriminating, or countercharging: Hope gave way to recrimination with both sides claiming the moral high ground.
- a countercharge: The poll suggests that the public is frustrated by the bickering and recriminations.
- the act or an instance of recriminating
- law a charge made by an accused against his accuser; countercharge
1610s, from French récrimination, from Medieval Latin recriminationem (nominative recriminatio), noun of action from past participle stem of recriminari (see recriminate).