Complaint

Com*plaint"

(km*plnt"), n. [F. complainte. See Complain.] 1. Expression of grief, regret, pain, censure, or resentment; lamentation; murmuring; accusation; fault-finding.
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I poured out my complaint before him.
Ps. cxlii. 2.
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Grievous complaints of you.
Shak.
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2. Cause or subject of complaint or murmuring.
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The poverty of the clergy in England hath been the complaint of all who wish well to the church.
Swift.
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3. An ailment or disease of the body.
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One in a complaint of his bowels.
Arbuthnot.
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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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