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remonstrance

Line breaks: rem¦on|strance
Pronunciation: /rɪˈmɒnstr(ə)ns
 
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Definition of remonstrance in English:

noun

1A forcefully reproachful protest: angry remonstrances in the Commons [mass noun]: he shut his ears to any remonstrance
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  • Incensed by the government's flouting of basic legal principles, the parlement of Paris, seconded by the provincial courts, condemned royal policy in a flood of remonstrances.
  • Is the list mainly a catalogue of wayward institutions that, depending on their own histories and practices, have given greater or lesser heed to the AAUP's remonstrances?
  • He next entered the service of Charles V; then embarked on a privateering expedition, for which Queen Elizabeth provided one of his ships, till the remonstrances of foreign powers led to his arrest.
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.

Origin

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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