an act or instance of remonstrating.
a protest: deaf to remonstrances.

1470–80; < Middle French, equivalent to remonstr(er) (< Medieval Latin remōnstrāre to point out; see remonstrate) + -ance -ance

nonremonstrance, noun Unabridged
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remonstrance (rɪˈmɒnstrəns)
1.  the act of remonstrating; protestation
2.  a protest or reproof, esp a petition presented in protest against something

Remonstrance (rɪˈmɒnstrəns)
1.  See Grand Remonstrance
2.  the statement of Arminian principles drawn up in 1610 in Gouda in the Netherlands

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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
The king, refusing to pay any regard to his remonstrances, the saint went away.
The local newspaper had been covering two remonstrances of other projects in the county for several months.
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