A remonstrance is an objection or protest, the expression of earnest opposition. Just like a protest, PETA members might hold a remonstrance outside a fashion show of a luxury fur and leather designer.

Notable remonstrances include the "Five Articles of Remonstrance" (1610), protesting the Calvinist doctrine of predestination; the "Great Remonstrance" (1641), presented to the English people by Parliament, detailing the "evils" of King Charles I; the "Flushing Remonstrance" (1657), protesting a ban on Quaker worship in what would later become New York City; and the "Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments" (1786), opposing a bill in the Virginia General Assembly that would levy taxes to pay for religious teachers.

Definitions of remonstrance

n the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest

expostulation, objection, remonstration
Type of:
communicating, communication
the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

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