Grievance
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. [1913 Webster]

2. Grieving; grief; affliction. [1913 Webster]

The . . . grievance of a mind unreasonably yoked. --Milton.

Syn: Burden; oppression; hardship; trouble. [1913 Webster]


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