Definitions of complaint

  1. (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an expression of grievance or resentment Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Expression of grief, regret, pain, censure, or resentment; lamentation; murmuring; accusation; fault-finding. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Cause or subject of complaint or murmuring. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. An ailment or disease of the body. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A formal allegation or charge against a party made or presented to the appropriate court or officer, as for a wrong done or a crime committed (in the latter case, generally under oath); an information; accusation; the initial bill in proceedings in equity. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Papers filed with a court clerk by the plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit by setting out facts and legal claims (usually called causes of action). In some states and in some types of legal actions, such as divorce, complaints are called petitions and the person filing is called the petitioner. To complete the initial stage of a lawsuit, the plaintiff's complaint must be served on the defendant, who then has the opportunity to respond by filing an answer. In practice, few lawyers prepare complaints from scratch. Instead they use -- and sometimes modify -- pre-drafted complaints widely available in form books.
  9. In law, a formal charge against a party; an expression of grief or pain; ailment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A complaining: an expression of grief: a representation of pains or injuries: a finding fault: the thing complained of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. An expression or grief, pain, or injury; accusation; disease. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A statement of grievance or injury. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A grievance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A physical ailment; disease. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Expression of grief, regret pain, censure, or resentment; cause or subject of complaint; pain and uneasiness in the body; disease representation of injuries; accusation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Expression of grief, regret, &c.; murmuring; fault-finding; a bodily ailment; a charge against any one or a thing, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for complaint

  1. But in this instance, there was never one word of complaint – History of the Dewitt guard, company A, 50th regiment National guard, state of New York by Unknown
  2. You haven't even told her what her complaint is yet; and it's worth ten dollars to get out of that. – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston