complaint

  • 1 complaint — com·plaint n 1: the initial pleading that starts a lawsuit and that sets forth the allegations made by the plaintiff against the defendant and the plaintiff s demand for relief see also prayer, process, well pleaded complaint rule compare …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 complaint — com‧plaint [kəmˈpleɪnt] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] a written or spoken statement by someone complaining about something: • Our sales assistants are trained to deal with customer complaints in a friendly manner. • a letter of complaint… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Complaint — Com*plaint (k[o^]m*pl[=a]nt ), n. [F. complainte. See {Complain}.] 1. Expression of grief, regret, pain, censure, or resentment; lamentation; murmuring; accusation; fault finding. [1913 Webster] I poured out my complaint before him. Ps. cxlii. 2 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 complaint — late 14c., lamentation, grief, from O.Fr. complainte (12c.) complaint, lament, noun use of fem. pp. of complaindre (see COMPLAIN (Cf. complain)). Meaning bodily ailment is from 1705 (often in U.S. colloquial use generalized as complaints) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 complaint — [n1] statement of disagreement, discontent accusation, annoyance, beef*, cavil, CC*, charge, clamor, criticism, dissatisfaction, expostulation, fault finding, grievance, gripe, grouse, grumble, guff*, jeremiad, kick, lament, moan, objection,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 Complaint — expression of dissatisfaction by any person or organization to a conformity assessment body or accreditation body, relating to the activities of that body, where a response is expected (p. 6.5 ISO 17000/IEC:2004, p. 3.9 ISO/IEC 17011:2004).… …

    Словарь-справочник терминов нормативно-технической документации

  • 7 complaint — ► NOUN 1) an act of complaining. 2) a reason for dissatisfaction. 3) the expression of dissatisfaction: a letter of complaint. 4) an illness or medical condition, especially a relatively minor one …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 complaint — the initiatory document in a lawsuit that notifies the court and the defendant of the grounds claimed by the Plaintiff for an award of money or other relief against the defendant (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms) The first or initiatory… …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 9 complaint — ailment, *disease, disorder, condition, affection, malady, distemper, syndrome …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 complaint — [kəm plānt′] n. [ME complainte < OFr < complaindre] 1. the act of complaining; utterance of pain, displeasure, annoyance, etc. 2. a subject or cause for complaining; grievance 3. an illness; ailment 4. Law a pleading setting forth the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 complaint — noun 1 act of complaining ADJECTIVE ▪ serious ▪ common, familiar, frequent ▪ minor, small ▪ only …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 complaint — n. 1) to bring, file, lodge, make, register a complaint 2) to express, voice a complaint 3) to act on, respond to a complaint 4) to disregard, ignore; reject a complaint 5) a bitter, loud, vociferous; justified; legitimate; unjustified complaint… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 Complaint — This article is about the legal usage. For complaints in other contexts, see complaint (disambiguation). Civil procedure in the United States Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Doctrines of civil procedure Jurisdiction Subject matter jurisdiction… …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 complaint — com|plaint W3S2 [kəmˈpleınt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: complainte, from complaindre; COMPLAIN] 1.) [U and C] a statement in which someone complains about something ▪ The sales assistants are trained to deal with customer… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 complaint —    A complaint is a genre of lyric poem in which a speaker bemoans his own lot or the general condition of society. The late Middle Ages saw four different varieties of complaint: In one type the speaker lamented the depravity of the world or of… …

    Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • 16 complaint */*/*/ — UK [kəmˈpleɪnt] / US noun Word forms complaint : singular complaint plural complaints 1) a) [countable/uncountable] a written or spoken statement in which someone says they are not satisfied with something make/file/lodge a complaint: I intend to …

    English dictionary

  • 17 complaint — com|plaint [ kəm pleınt ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount a written or spoken statement in which someone says they are not satisfied with something: make/file/lodge a complaint: I intend to make a complaint. complaint about: Customers lodged a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 complaint — noun 1 (C, U) a written or spoken statement in which someone complains about something: The sales assistants were trained to deal with customer complaints in a friendly manner. (+ about): We have received a number of complaints about your conduct …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 complaint — The original or initial pleading by which an action is commenced under codes or Rules of Civil Procedure. E.g. Fed.R. Civil P. 3. The pleading which sets forth a claim for relief. Such complaint (whether it be the original claim, counterclaim,… …

    Black's law dictionary

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