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Complaint Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
  • (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based
  • an expression of grievance or resentment
  • (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
  • an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining ,
  • (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow ,
  • an expression of grievance or resentment ,
  • (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based ,
  • (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Complaint'


  • Complaint: about the legal usage. For complaints in other contexts, see complaint (disambiguation). In legal terminology, a complaint is any formal legal document
  • A Lover's Complaint: Complaint" is a narrative poem published as an appendix to the original edition of Shakespeare's sonnets. It is given the title "A Lover's Complaint"
  • Internet Crime Complaint Center: The Internet Crime Complaint Center, also known as IC3, is a multi-agency task force made up by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National
  • Complaint (disambiguation): legal document Criticism Critique Chief complaint in medicine Airline complaints Consumer complaint Complaint, a free musical form Better Business Bureau
  • Consumer complaint: For the consumers in biology, see Heterotroph. A consumer complaint or customer complaint is “an expression of dissatisfaction on a consumer’s behalf
  • The West Country Damosel's Complaint: The West Country Damosel's Complaint is Child Ballad 292. The heroine demands of William that he will marry her or kill her. He warns her that living
  • Portnoy's Complaint: For the 1972 film based on this novel, see Portnoy's Complaint (film). Portnoy's Complaint (1969) is the American novel that turned its author Philip

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'Complaint' example sentence in quotations


* First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time. - Honore' de Balzac

* A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills. - W. E. B. Du Bois


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Complaint Sample Sentences in News


  • Treason complaint vs. PNoy won’t prosper - law professor
    The treason complaint filed against President Benigno Aquino III over the government's peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front will most likely destined to fail, according to a law professor. Read more on this news related to 'Complaint'
  • Snowden revelations / Complaint lodged over GCSB spying on Kiwis in the Pacific
    A complaint has been lodged with the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security claiming the GCSB has broken the law by spying on Kiwis holidaying, living and working in the Pacific.It is a direct challenge to the Prime Minister's... Read more on this news related to 'Complaint'
  • Rania El-Alloul hijab ruling draws complaint against Quebec judge
    A Montreal resident has filed a complaint against Quebec Judge Eliana Marengo over her decision not to hear the case of a Muslim woman because she was wearing a hijab. Rania El-Alloul appeared in Quebec court Feb. 24 in an attempt to recover her vehicle, which had been seized by Quebec’s automobile insurance board, the SAAQ. Marengo refused to hear El-Alloul’ Read more on this news related to 'Complaint'

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