Plaint - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pleɪnt|  American pronunciation of the word plaint
Brit.  |pleɪnt|  British pronunciation of the word plaint

noun

- (United Kingdom) a written statement of the grounds of complaint made to court of law asking for the grievance to be redressed
- a cry of sorrow and grief (syn: lament, lamentation, wail)

Examples

...the day after the massacre the plaints of bereaved mothers and wives could be heard throughout the village...

...that taxes are too high is perhaps the most perennial of plaints...

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