remonstrance

  • 1 remonstrance — Remonstrance. s. f. Discours par lequel on represente à quelqu un les inconveniens d une chose qu il a faite, ou qu il est sur le point de faire. Humble remonstrance. tres humble remonstrance. remonstrance honneste, respectueuse & judicieuse. le… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 remonstrance — (n.) late 15c., from M.Fr. remonstrance (15c.), from M.L. remonstrantia, from remonstrans, prp. of remonstrare point out, show, from L. re , intensive prefix, + monstrare to show (see MONSTER (Cf. monster)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 remonstrance — noun (C, U) formal a complaint or protest: loud cries of remonstrance …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 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

  • 12 remonstrance — noun Date: 1585 1. an earnest presentation of reasons for opposition or grievance; especially a document formally stating such points 2. an act or instance of remonstrating …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 remonstrance — /ri mon streuhns/, n. 1. an act or instance of remonstrating. 2. a protest: deaf to remonstrances. [1470 80; < MF, equiv. to remonstr(er) ( < ML remonstrare to point out; see REMONSTRATE) + ance ANCE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 remonstrance — Synonyms and related words: admonition, advice, advising, advocacy, beef, bitch, boycott, briefing, caution, cautioning, caveat, challenge, combative reaction, complaint, compunction, consultation, council, counsel, counteraction, defiance,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 remonstrance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. protest, objection; reproof, expostulation. See dissuasion, disapprobation. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. protest, complaint, rebuke, reproach; see objection 2 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act of… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 remonstrance — re|mon|strance [rıˈmɔnstrəns US rıˈma:n ] n [U and C] formal a complaint or protest ▪ angry remonstrances …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 remonstrance — re|mon|strance [ rı manstrəns ] noun count or uncount FORMAL a strong protest, complaint, or criticism about something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 remonstrance — re·mon·strance || rɪ mÉ‘nstrÉ™ns /rɪ mÉ’n n. expression of protest, statement of objection, statement of opposition …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 remonstrance — [rɪ mɒnstr(ə)ns] noun a forcefully reproachful protest …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 remonstrance — n. Expostulation, protestation …

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