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Complaint meaning

complaint - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Expression of grief, regret, pain, censure, or resentment; lamentation; murmuring; accusation; fault- finding.
  2. 2. Cause or subject of complaint or murmuring.
  3. 3. An ailment or disease of the body.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. An expression or grief, pain, or injury; accusation; disease.

complaint - examples of usage

  1. He localises his complaint in his foot, or his arm, or his shoulder; but, in truth, he does not know himself what is the matter with him. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. I was not his agent at all, but I heard him make such a complaint in our place last year. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. The statement made in the complaint was that Messrs. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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