- IPA: /kəmˈpleɪnt/
- The act of complaining.
- A grievance, problem, difficulty, or concern.
- I have no complaints about the quality of his work, but I don't enjoy his company.
- (legal) In a civil action, the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim is based;
The purpose is to give notice to the adversary of the nature and basis of the claim asserted.
- (legal) In criminal law, the preliminary charge or accusation made by one person against another to the appropriate court or officer, usually a magistrate.
However, court proceedings, such as a trial, cannot be instituted until an indictment or information has been handed down against the defendant.
- A bodily disorder or disease; the symptom of such a disorder.
- Don't come too close; I've got this nasty complaint.
- (in criminal law, the preliminary charge or accusation made by one person against another to the appropriate court or officer) criminal complaint, complaint of an offence/[[offense]], (penal) [[charge]], (criminal) [[charges]], criminal [[information]], informing the [[police/authorities]], notification of the [[police/authorities]], reporting an [[offence/offense to the police/authorities]]
- French: plainte
- German: Klage, Anzeige, Monierung, Reklamation, Beanstandung, Beschwerde
- Italian: reclamo, lamentela, rimostranza
- Portuguese: queixa, reclamação
- Russian: жа́лоба
- Spanish: queja
- French: (to lodge a criminal complaint)porter plainte
- German: Strafanzeige, Anzeige
- Italian: denuncia
- Portuguese: queixa
- Russian: иск
- Spanish: denuncia
- German: Beschwerde, Leiden, Krankheit
- Italian: disturbo
- Portuguese: distúrbio
- Russian: недомога́ние
- Spanish: problema, afección