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[ri-mon-struh ns] /rɪˈmɒn strəns/
an act or instance of remonstrating.
a protest:
deaf to remonstrances.
Origin of remonstrance
1470-80; < Middle French, equivalent to remonstr(er) (< Medieval Latin remōnstrāre to point out; see remonstrate) + -ance -ance
Related forms
nonremonstrance, noun Unabridged
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  • But she spoilt the remonstrance by blushing like a girl of eighteen.

  • Amid the storm of laughter and remonstrance, the door suddenly opened.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Their audience, taken by surprise, burst into shouts of remonstrance, ran after them.

    Angel Island Inez Haynes Gillmore
  • At this crisis I once more interfered, but my remonstrance was unheeded.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • It was this continual preoccupation that screwed me up at last to a remonstrance: a matter worthy to be narrated in detail.

  • The Arabs did not heed his remonstrance; and at a few words from Jim he discontinued them.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • Your creditors are forgetting you, Dan,—not even a note of reminder or remonstrance.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • For a while Asti was silent, then again she broke out into remonstrance.

    Morning Star H. Rider Haggard
  • In spite, however, of every remonstrance, they were forced implicitly to submit.

  • This remonstrance was, in form, what is called a Round Robin.

    Charles I Jacob Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for remonstrance


the act of remonstrating; protestation
a protest or reproof, esp a petition presented in protest against something


noun (history)
the statement of Arminian principles drawn up in 1610 in Gouda in the Netherlands
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Word Origin and History for remonstrance

late 15c., from Middle French remonstrance (15c., Modern French remontrance), from Medieval Latin remonstrantia, from present participle stem of remonstrare "point out, show," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + Latin monstrare "to show" (see monster).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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