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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grievance  \Griev"ance\,  n.  [OF.  grevance.  See  {Grieve},  v.  t.] 
  1.  A  cause  of  uneasiness  and  complaint;  a  wrong  done  and 
  suffered;  that  which  gives  ground  for  remonstrance  or 
  resistance,  as  arising  from  injustice,  tyranny,  etc.; 
  injury. 
 
  2.  Grieving;  grief;  affliction. 
 
  The  .  .  .  grievance  of  a  mind  unreasonably  yoked. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Burden;  oppression;  hardship;  trouble. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grievance 
  n  1:  a  resentment  strong  enough  to  justify  retaliation;  "holding 
  a  grudge";  "settling  a  score"  [syn:  {grudge},  {score}] 
  2:  an  allegation  that  something  imposes  an  illegal  obligation 
  or  denies  some  legal  right  or  causes  injustice 
  3:  a  complaint  about  a  (real  or  imaginary)  wrong  that  causes 
  resentment  and  is  grounds  for  action 




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