remonstrance

noun re·mon·strance \ ri-ˈmän(t)-strən(t)s \

Definition of remonstrance

1 :an earnest presentation of reasons for opposition or grievance; especially :a document formally stating such points
2 :an act or instance of remonstrating

Examples of remonstrance in a Sentence

  1. Many residents wrote letters of remonstrance to city officials.

  2. over the vociferous remonstrances of my parents I decided to drop my music lessons

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First Known Use of remonstrance

1573


REMONSTRANCE Defined for English Language Learners

remonstrance

noun

Definition of remonstrance for English Language Learners

  • : a protest or complaint about something


Law Dictionary

remonstrance

noun re·mon·strance \ ri-ˈmän-strəns \

legal Definition of remonstrance

:an earnest presentation of reasons in opposition to something; specifically :a document formally stating points of opposition or grievance

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