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- The act of complaining.
- A grievance, problem, difficulty, or concern.
- I have no complaints about the quality of his work, but I don't enjoy his company.
- (law) In a civil action, the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim is based;
The purpose is to give notice to the adversary of the nature and basis of the claim asserted.
- (law) In criminal law, the preliminary charge or accusation made by one person against another to the appropriate court or officer, usually a magistrate.
However, court proceedings, such as a trial, cannot be instituted until an indictment or information has been handed down against the defendant.
- A bodily disorder or disease; the symptom of such a disorder.
- Don't come too close; I've got this nasty complaint.
grievance, problem, difficulty, or concern; the act of complaining
legal: in a civil action, the first pleading of the plaintiff
criminal law: preliminary charge or accusation made by one person against another
bodily disorder or disease; the symptom of such a disorder
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