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grievance

[gree-vuh ns] /ˈgri vəns/
noun
1.
a wrong considered as grounds for complaint, or something believed to cause distress:
Inequitable taxation is the chief grievance.
2.
a complaint or resentment, as against an unjust or unfair act:
to have a grievance against someone.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English greva(u)nce < Old French grevance. See grieve, -ance
Related forms
pregrievance, noun
Synonyms
1. affront, injustice, hurt, injury, distress.
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British Dictionary definitions for pre grievance

grievance

/ˈɡriːvəns/
noun
1.
a real or imaginary wrong causing resentment and regarded as grounds for complaint
2.
a feeling of resentment or injustice at having been unfairly treated
3.
(obsolete) affliction or hardship
Word Origin
C15 grevance, from Old French, from grever to grieve1
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Word Origin and History for pre grievance

grievance

n.

c.1300, "state of being aggrieved," from Old French grevance "harm, injury, misfortune, trouble, suffering," from grever "to harm, to burden" (see grieve). In reference to a cause of such a condition, from late 15c.

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