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Countervailing Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    countervailing adj
  1. compensating for [syn: offsetting, compensatory, compensative]
  2. acting against with equal force or influence
Countervailing Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Countervail \Coun`ter*vail"\ (koun`t?r-v?l"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Countervailed (-v?ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Countervailing.] [OF. contrevaloir; contre (L. contra) + valoir to avail, fr. L. valere to be strong, avail. See Vallant.] To act against with equal force, power, or effect; to thwart or overcome by such action; to furnish an equivalent to or for; to counterbalance; to compensate. Upon balancing the account, the profit at last will hardly countervail the inconveniences that go allong with it. --L'Estrange.
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  • Countervailing power: Countervailing power is the theory of political modification of markets, formulated ... and there arise 'countervailing' powers in the form of ...

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