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- n. The act of reasoning earnestly in order to dissuade or remonstrate.
- n. A comment of earnest reasoning meant to dissuade or remonstrate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of expostulating or reasoning with a person in opposition to some impropriety of conduct; remonstrance; earnest and kindly protest; dissuasion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of expostulating or remonstrating with a person or persons; argumentative protest; dissuasion.
- n. In rhetoric, an address containing expostulation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
- n. an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof
From Latin expostulātiōnem, accusative singular of expostulātiō ("complaint, expostulation"), from expostulō ("demand, expostulate"), from ex ("out of, from") + postulō ("demand or claim"). See expostulate. (Wiktionary)