Remonstrance
Remonstrance Re*mon"strance (-m?n"strans), n. [Cf. OF. remonstrance, F. remonstrance. See {Remonstrate}.] 1. The act of remonstrating; as: (a) A pointing out; manifestation; proof; demonstration. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

You may marvel why I . . . would not rather Make rash remonstrance of my hidden power Than let him be so lost. --Shak. [1913 Webster] (b) Earnest presentation of reason in opposition to something; protest; expostulation. [1913 Webster]

2. (R.C.Ch.) Same as {Monstrance}. [1913 Webster]


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  • remonstrance — re·mon·strance /ri män strəns/ n: an earnest presentation of reasons in opposition to something; specif: a document formally stating points of opposition or grievance Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. remonstrance …   Law dictionary

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  • remonstrance — [ri män′strəns] n. [LME < MFr < ML remonstrantia] 1. the act or an instance of remonstrating; protest, complaint, or expostulation 2. a document setting forth certain points or listing complaints, grievances, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Remonstrance — A [http://www.merriam webster.com/dictionary/remonstrance remonstrance] is a formal protest or list of grievances.Remonstrance may also refer to:*Grand Remonstrance, the list of grievances presented to the King of England in 1641 *Five articles… …   Wikipedia

  • remonstrance — UK [rɪˈmɒnstrəns] / US [rɪˈmɑnstrəns] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms remonstrance : singular remonstrance plural remonstrances formal a strong protest, complaint, or criticism about something …   English dictionary

  • remonstrance — A protest. An objection. An objection, for example, to the establishment of a highway. 25 Am J1st High § 25. The distinction between a remonstrance and all appeal is clear. A remonstrance is interposed in opposition to the act or proceeding and… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • remonstrance — noun A remonstration; disapproval; a formal, usually written, protest or objection. Freds voice had taken a tone of grumbling remonstrance. See Also: remonstrate, remonstration …   Wiktionary

  • remonstrance — noun (C, U) formal a complaint or protest: loud cries of remonstrance …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • remonstrance — n. 1 the act or an instance of remonstrating. 2 an expostulation or protest. Etymology: ME f. obs. F remonstrance or med.L remonstrantia (as REMONSTRATE) …   Useful english dictionary

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