Definition - What does Counteroffer mean?

Counteroffer is a term which is used in contract law to define the rejection of a proposal or an offer which subsequently results in another offer of a similar nature with different terms. Usually, a counteroffer makes the original offer obsolete, but it should remain open in case counteroffer provides that it will not constitute or form rejection.

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This can be explained with the help of an example. Consider a buyer making an offer of $50,000 to buy a car, but the seller rejects the offer with a reply that he wants to sell it for $53,000. The seller in this case had a made a counteroffer to sell the car at a higher price.

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