Origin of complaint
Examples from the Web for complaint
The complaint continues, “During this period of time, defendant escaped police custody.”
“Defendant moved his hands in a manner so as to avoid the application of handcuffs to his wrists,” the complaint says.
In January 2013, the TRN group filed a second complaint in the Dial Global suit, demanding a jury trial.
He has received no reply from the government to the complaint he sent.
A Republican activist filed a complaint that Perez was ineligible because he had only joined the Maryland bar in 2001.Frontrunner for Attorney General Was Thrown Off Ballot for A.G. of Maryland|Ben Jacobs|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whatever his causes of complaint, they were of too delicate and secret a nature for seconds, bullets, and newspaper paragraphs!Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Not a word of information was wrung from them, no murmur of complaint crossed their lips.The Petticoat Commando|Johanna Brandt
He got up and beat her till she was marked with weals, but she uttered no complaint.The Brown Fairy Book|Andrew Lang
"And if it is not, the complaint should be made to the notary, not to us," added the baroness.Pride|Eugne Sue
One thing did disturb her; and of that she made her daily complaint.Sense and Sensibility|Jane Austen
British Dictionary definitions for complaint
Word Origin and History for complaint
late 14c., "lamentation, grief," from Old French complainte (12c.) "complaint, lament," noun use of fem. past participle of complaindre (see complain). Meaning "bodily ailment" is from 1705 (often in U.S. colloquial use generalized as complaints).