complaint has definitions from the fields of law,criminal law,civil law,medicine
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[ noun ] (medicine) an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

Synonyms

ailment ill

Used in print

(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

By Nov. 8 , 1958 , weakness , specifically involving the pelvic and thigh musculature , was pronounced , and a common complaint was `` difficulty in stepping up on to curbs '' .

A high protein diet , calcium_lactate supplements , and norethandrolone failed to change the skeletal complaint or the severe muscle weakness .

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[ noun ] (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)

Synonyms

allegation

Examples

"an allegation of malpractice"

Used in print

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

For_example , the BBB has reported it was receiving four_times as many inquiries about quack devices and 10 times as_many complaints compared with two years ago .

3
[ noun ] (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow

Related terms

cry lament exclamation

4
[ noun ] an expression of grievance or resentment

Used in print

(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)

Once_more , Juet 's complaints were the loudest .

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[ noun ] (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based

Related terms

pleading libel civil_law

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[ noun ] (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

Synonyms

charge

Examples

"he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

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