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Noun: complaint  kum'pleynt
  1. An often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    - ailment, ill
     
  2. (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain, rage or sorrow
     
  3. An expression of grievance or resentment
     
  4. (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based
     
  5. (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offence
    "he was arrested on a complaint of larceny";
    - charge

Derived forms: complaints

Type of: cry, disorder, objection, pleading, upset, yell

Part of: bill of indictment, indictment

Encyclopedia: Complaint