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recriminate (v.)

"return one accusation with another, charge an accuser with a like crime," c. 1600, from Medieval Latin recriminatus, past participle of recriminari "to make charges against," from Latin re- "back, again" (see re-) + criminari "to accuse," from crimen (genitive criminis) "a charge" (see crime). Related: Recriminated; recriminating.

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Definitions of recriminate from WordNet

recriminate (v.)
return an accusation against someone or engage in mutual accusations; charge in return;
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