A mark made by persons who are unable to write, to stand Instead of a signature; usually made in the form of a Maltese cross. As an adjective, the word is applied to various demands and proceedings which are connected in subject matter, but opposite or contradictory in purpose or object Cross-action. An action brought by one who is defendant in a suit against the party who is plaintiff in such suit, upon a cause of action growing out of the same transaction which is there in controversy, whether it be a contract or tort. Cross-demand. Where a person against whom a demand is made by another, in his turn makes a demand against that other, these mutual demands are called “cross-demands.” A set-off is a familiar example. Musselman v. Galligher, 32 Iowa, 383. Cross-errors. Errors being assigned by the respondent in a writ of error, the errors assigned on both sides are called “cross-errors.” As to cross “Appeal,” “Bill,” “Complaint,” “Examination,” “Remainder,” “Rules,” see those titles. As to “crossed check,” see CHECK.