1. A remonstration; disapproval; a formal#Adjective|formal, usually written#Adjective|written, objection or protest#Noun|protest.
    • 1872, George Eliot [pseudonym; Mary Ann Evans], chapter LII, in Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life, volume III, Edinburgh; London: William Blackwood and Sons, OCLC 948783829 ↗, book V (The Dead Hand), page 155 ↗:
      Fred's voice had taken a tone of grumbling remonstrance, [...]
    • 2004, Perry Link, "[,9171,600940,00.html China: A new postmortem on Tiananmen]," Time (magazine), 15 March:
      In the past, emperors based their right to rule mostly on heredity and so could listen to remonstrance from below without necessarily feeling that legitimacy was at stake.
Related terms Translations
  • Italian: protesta
  • Russian: проте́ст

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