plaint

Definitions of plaint
  1. noun
    (United Kingdom) a written statement of the grounds of complaint made to court of law asking for the grievance to be redressed
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    type of:
    allegation
    (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)
  2. noun
    a cry of sorrow and grief
    synonyms: lament, lamentation, wail
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    type of:
    complaint
    (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
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