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remonstrance

[ri-mon-struh ns] /rɪˈmɒn strəns/
noun
1.
an act or instance of remonstrating.
2.
a protest:
deaf to remonstrances.
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80; < Middle French, equivalent to remonstr(er) (< Medieval Latin remōnstrāre to point out; see remonstrate) + -ance -ance
Related forms
nonremonstrance, noun
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Examples for remonstrance
  • And people who are sure they're right aren't moved by a stranger's remonstrance.
  • The first, by remonstrance, is available to owners of land within the annexed area.
  • The remonstrance changed the environment of the community from one of support to one of unification.
British Dictionary definitions for remonstrance

remonstrance

/rɪˈmɒnstrəns/
noun
1.
the act of remonstrating; protestation
2.
a protest or reproof, esp a petition presented in protest against something

Remonstrance

/rɪˈmɒnstrəns/
noun (history)
2.
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
c.1477, from M.Fr. remonstrance (15c.), from M.L. remonstrantia, from remonstrans, prp. of remonstrare "point out, show," from L. re-, intensive prefix, + monstrare "to show" (see monster).
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