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remonstrance Syllabification: re·mon·strance
Pronunciation: /rəˈmänstrəns/

Definition of remonstrance in English:


1A forcefully reproachful protest: angry remonstrances in the Senate he shut his ears to any remonstrance
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  • On the contrary he approved the honest remonstrance of his inferiors.
  • Were the good doctor present, he would have uttered his trademark remonstrance, "You need to get real."
  • I am filled with admiration at your straightforward remonstrance. "
1.1 (the Remonstrance) A document drawn up in 1610 by the Arminians of the Dutch Reformed Church, presenting the differences between their doctrines and those of the strict Calvinists.


Late 16th century (in the sense 'evidence'): from Old French, or from medieval Latin remonstrantia, from remonstrare 'demonstrate, show' (see remonstrate).

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