Definition of COMPLAINT

noun : COMPLAINT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or 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 offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny" ;


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