aggrieve

[uh-greev] ,
verb (used with object), aggrieved, aggrieving.
1.
to oppress or wrong grievously; injure by injustice.
2.
to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English agreven < Middle French agrever < Latin aggravāre to make heavy, worsen, equivalent to ag- ag- + grav- (see grave2) + -āre infinitive suffix; cf. aggravate

aggrievement, noun
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aggrieve (əˈɡriːv)
 
vb
1.  (often impersonal or passive) to grieve; distress; afflict: it aggrieved her much that she could not go
2.  to injure unjustly, esp by infringing a person's legal rights
 
[C14: agreven, via Old French from Latin aggravāre to aggravate]

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aggrieve
early 14c., from O.Fr. agrever "bear heavily on," from L. aggravare "make heavier" (see aggravation). Aggrieved in the legal sense of "injured or wronged in one's rights" is from 1580s.
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The plaintiffs claim that the court incorrectly determined that the amendments to the regulations did not aggrieve them.
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