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Complaint Definition Poetry Definition of Complaint

Poetic form derived from the Latin in which poets bewail social evils or the vicissitudes of life e.g. Complaint to his Purse by Geoffrey Chaucer.


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[n] (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny" [n] (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based [n] an expression of grievance or resentment [n] (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow [n] an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

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\Com*plaint"\, n. [F. complainte. See {Complain}.]
1. Expression of grief, regret, pain, censure, or resentment; lamentation; murmuring; accusation; fault-finding. I poured out my complaint before him. --Ps. cxlii.
2. Grievous complaints of you. --Shak.
2. Cause or subject of complaint or murmuring. The poverty of the clergy in England hath been the complaint of all who wish well to the church. --Swift.
3. An ailment or disease of the body. One in a complaint of his bowels. --Arbuthnot.
4. (Law) A formal allegation or charge against a party made or presented to the appropriate court or officer, as for a wrong done or a crime committed (in the latter case, generally under oath); an information; accusation; the initial bill in proceedings in equity. Syn: Lamentation; murmuring; sorrow; grief; disease; illness; disorder; malady; ailment.

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complaint definition, complaint meaning | English dictionary English-French English Synonyms English for learners Grammar Search also in: Web News Encyclopedia Images Search Synonyms Conjugate Speak Suggest new translation/definition complaint   
      n    1    the act of complaining; an expression of grievance   
2    a cause for complaining; grievance   
3    a mild ailment   
4       (English law)    a statement by which a civil proceeding in a magistrates' court is commenced   
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus    complaint    1    accusation, annoyance, beef       (slang)    bitch       (slang)    charge, criticism, dissatisfaction, fault-finding, grievance, gripe       (informal)    grouch       (informal)    grouse, grumble, lament, moan, plaint, protest, remonstrance, trouble, wail   
2    affliction, ailment, disease, disorder, illness, indisposition, malady, sickness, upset   
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus   
See also: compliant, complain, complainant, complaisant

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