plaint

  • 1 plaint — [pleɪnt] noun [countable] LAW the reason why a plaintiff has brought a legal action against someone, or a written statement giving this reason; = complaint AmE see also plea * * * plaint …

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  • 2 Plaint — Plaint, n. [OE. plainte, pleynte, F. plainte, fr. L. plangere, planctum (plancta, fem. p. p.), to beat, beat the breast, lament. Cf. {Complain}, {Plague}, {Plangent}.] 1. Audible expression of sorrow; lamentation; complaint; hence, a mournful… …

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  • 3 plaint — plaint, ainte (plin, plin t ) part. passé de plaindre. Qui est l objet de la pitié. •   Plaint mais négligé par ceux qu il appelait ses amis, le Tasse...., VOLT. Ess. poés. ép. VII …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 plaint — I noun agony, anguish, complaint, cry, dirge, discontent, displeasure, dissatisfaction, distress, expression of discontent, expression of grief, expression of pain, grief, grieving, groan, lament, lamenta, lamentation, moan, outcry, querela,… …

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  • 5 plaint — [ pleınt ] noun count LITERARY a complaint …

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  • 6 plaint — (n.) early 13c., expression of sorrow, from O.Fr. pleint, from L. planctus lamentation, beating, from plangere to lament, to strike (see PLAGUE (Cf. plague)). Connecting notion probably via beating one s breast in grief …

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  • 7 plaint — Plaint, [pl]ainte. part …

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  • 8 plaint — [plānt] n. [ME plainte < OFr < L planctus, lamentation, loud banging < pp. of plangere, to beat the breast, lament < IE base * plag , to strike > FLAW2, Gr plēssein, to strike] 1. Old Poet. lamentation; lament 2. a complaint or… …

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  • 9 plaint — com·plaint; com·plaint·ive; plaint; plaint·ful; …

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  • 10 plaint — noun /pleɪnt/ a) A lament or woeful cry. <!ISBN 0 399 15232 6 page 499 In the first paroxysm of his grief, Ingolfr exclaimed, (what sorrowing heart has not echoed his plaint?) that he could never more taste of joy. b) A complaint. she seemed… …

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  • 11 plaint — [[t]ple͟ɪnt[/t]] plaints N COUNT A plaint is a complaint or a sad cry. [LITERARY] Somewhere a dog was howling, a forlorn, haunting plaint that echoed eerily upon the sea misted air …

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  • 12 plaint — The original or first process, setting forth the cause of action at large, by which an action was begun in an inferior court at common law. Shaw v Dutcher & Harris (NY) 19 Wend 216, 219. A private memorial tendered in open court to the judge,… …

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  • 13 plaint — n. 1 Brit. Law an accusation; a charge. 2 literary or archaic a complaint; a lamentation. Etymology: ME f. OF plainte fem. past part. of plaindre, and OF plaint f. L planctus (as PLAIN(2)) …

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  • 14 plaint — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin planctus, from plangere to strike, beat one s breast, lament; akin to Old High German fluokhōn to curse, Greek plēssein to strike Date: 13th century 1. lamentation, wail 2. protest,… …

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  • 15 plaint — /playnt/, n. 1. a complaint. 2. Law. a statement of grievance made to a court for the purpose of asking redress. 3. a lament; lamentation. [1175 1225; ME < MF < L planctus a striking or beating (the breast) in grief, equiv. to plang(ere) to beat …

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  • 16 plaint — Synonyms and related words: accusal, accusation, accusing, allegation, allegement, arraignment, bawl, bill of particulars, blame, bringing of charges, bringing to book, charge, complaint, count, cry, delation, denouncement, denunciation, dolorous …

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  • 17 plaint — (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Lamentation] Syn. lament, moan, sorrow; see cry 3 . 2. [Grievance] Syn. complaint, grumble*, gripe*, demur; see objection 2 …

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  • 18 plaint — sb. Alys. 7488. HD. 2961 …

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  • 19 plaint — pleɪnt n. lamentation, expression of grief; accusation, criminal charge; complaint, expression of dissatisfaction …

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  • 20 plaint — pliant …

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