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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Complaint  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  complaint 
  n  1:  an  often  persistent  bodily  disorder  or  disease;  a  cause  for 
  complaining  [syn:  {ailment},  {ill}] 
  2:  a  formal  accusation  against  somebody  [syn:  {allegation}] 
  3:  (formerly)  a  loud  cry  (or  repeated  cries)  of  pain  or  rage  or 
  sorrow 
  4:  an  expression  of  grievance  or  resentment 
  5:  (civil  law)  the  first  pleading  of  the  plaintiff  setting  out 
  the  facts  on  which  the  claim  for  relief  is  based 
  6:  (criminal  law)  a  pleading  describing  some  wrong  or  offense; 
  "he  was  arrested  on  a  charge  of  larceny"  [syn:  {charge}] 




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