Examples of plaint
<the day after the massacre the plaints of bereaved mothers and wives could be heard throughout the village>
<that taxes are too high is perhaps the most perennial of plaints>
Origin of plaint
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin planctus, from plangere to strike, beat one's breast, lament; akin to Old High German fluokhōn to curse, Greek plēssein to strike
First Known Use: 13th century
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