From Middle French remonstrance (French remontrance).
remonstrance (countable and uncountable, plural remonstrances)
- A remonstration; disapproval; a formal, usually written, objection or protest.
1922, Ben Travers, chapter 6, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
But Sophia's mother was not the woman to brook defiance. After a few moments' vain remonstrance her husband complied. His manner and appearance were suggestive of a satiated sea-lion.
- 2004, Perry Link, "China: A new postmortem on Tiananmen," Time, 15 March:
- In the past, emperors based their right to rule mostly on heredity and so could listen to remonstrance from below without necessarily feeling that legitimacy was at stake.
remonstrance f (plural remonstrances)
- remonstration; remonstrance