Definition of remonstrance in English:

remonstrance

noun

  • 1A forcefully reproachful protest.

    ‘angry remonstrances in the Senate’
    ‘he shut his ears to any remonstrance’
    • ‘He felt better and brighter, and, notwithstanding the remonstrances of his valet, took a ride on his bicycle.’
    • ‘She finished her luncheon without undue questioning from her mother, or too many remonstrances about her choice in friends.’
    • ‘A remonstrance, however, on the part of the citizens re-instated Mr. Wyman.’
    • ‘Were the good doctor present, he would have uttered his trademark remonstrance, "You need to get real."’
    • ‘They sought to destroy permanently the ability of the parlements to obstruct policy by manipulating their rights of registration and remonstrance.’
    • ‘England should not have stood by and seen a feeble people robbed without raising a note of remonstrance. "’
    • ‘In addition to innumerable stern remonstrances, his soliloquy is laced with screaming fits of anger.’
    • ‘He then renewed his protestations and the same remonstrances which he had made to me the day before.’
    • ‘On the contrary he approved the honest remonstrance of his inferiors.’
    • ‘Its contents consist largely of warnings, remonstrances, assertions, arguments in favor of certain doctrines, narratives for enforcing morals.’
    • ‘On the thirteenth it sent remonstrances denouncing the irregular conduct of the Royal Session of the previous November.’
    • ‘For months he pestered her with calls, and persecuted her with letters, memorials, and remonstrances.’
    • ‘The magistrates were still allowed to make remonstrances, albeit with the restrictions imposed in December 1770.’
    • ‘Under Margaret he walked in openly and planted his jurisdiction at the heart of the kingdom, though not without opposition and remonstrance.’
    • ‘His sons, in fear of murder, followed him, and added their remonstrance to the general din.’
    • ‘It was a deliberate challenge to the authority of the parlement which responded in November 1755 with some of the boldest remonstrances ever written.’
    • ‘It was still too hot, and in spite of the remonstrance of his assistant, the engineer opened the window.’
    • ‘Mercedes continually fluttered in the way of her men and kept up an unbroken chattering of remonstrance and advice.’
    • ‘The nobles were able to address remonstrances to the throne through their corporate organizations.’
    • ‘I am filled with admiration at your straightforward remonstrance. "’
    censure, reproval, condemnation, denunciation, disapproval, disparagement, opprobrium, captiousness, fault-finding, carping, cavilling
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    1. 1.1the Remonstrance A document drawn up in 1610 by the Arminians of the Dutch Reformed Church, presenting the differences between their doctrines and those of the strict Calvinists.

Origin

Late 16th century (in the sense evidence): from Old French, or from medieval Latin remonstrantia, from remonstrare demonstrate, show (see remonstrate).

Pronunciation:

remonstrance

/rəˈmänstrəns/