from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of remonstrating.
  • noun An expression of protest, complaint, or reproof, especially a formal statement of grievances.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of remonstrating; demonstration; manifestation; show; exhibit; statement; representation.
  • noun The act of remonstrating; expostulation; strong representation of reasons, or statement of facts and reasons, against something complained of or opposed; hence, a paper containing such a representation or statement.
  • noun In the Roman Catholic Church, same as monstrance.
  • noun In eccles. hist, a document consisting of five articles expressing the points of divergence of the Dutch Arminians (Remonstrants) from strict Calvinism, presented to the states of Holland and West Friesland in 1610.
  • noun Synonyms Protest. See censure, v.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete, obsolete The act of remonstrating.
  • noun obsolete A pointing out; manifestation; proof; demonstration.
  • noun Earnest presentation of reason in opposition to something; protest; expostulation.
  • noun (R.C.Ch.) Same as Monstrance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A remonstration; disapproval; a formal, usually written, protest or objection.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest


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  • (With gesture of interruption that causes remonstrance from the SHAMAN but which RED CLOUD acknowledges.)

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    The Life of Captain James Cook Kitson, Arthur 1907

  • The matter was brought before the Cabinet, by a remonstrance from the Spanish Government, in the person of her representative at Washington.

    The Memories of Fifty Years Sparks, William H 1870

  • Ere the nation's ruler is scarce cold in death, his successor steps quietly into his vacant place, without a movement or a remonstrance from the great nation.

    A Sermon on the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln 1865

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    Zoe: The History of Two Lives 1845

  • I am unable to decide; but I have little doubt, that a firm remonstrance from the English government would induce the Pasha of Egypt to obey the call of humanity, and thus benefit Egypt, as well as Syria and the

    Travels in Arabia; comprehending an account of those territories in Hedjaz which the Mohammedans regard as sacred John Lewis Burckhardt 1800


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