remonstrance

[ ri-mon-struh ns ]
/ rɪˈmɒn strəns /

noun

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 formsnon·re·mon·strance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for remonstrance (1 of 2)

remonstrance

/ (rɪˈmɒnstrəns) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for remonstrance (2 of 2)

Remonstrance

/ (rɪˈmɒnstrəns) /

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

remonstrance


n.

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).

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