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  • complaint — com‧plaint [kəmˈpleɪnt] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] a written or spoken statement by someone complaining about something: • Our sales assistants are trained to deal with customer complaints in a friendly manner. • a letter of complaint… …   Financial and business terms

  • complaint — com|plaint W3S2 [kəmˈpleınt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: complainte, from complaindre; COMPLAIN] 1.) [U and C] a statement in which someone complains about something ▪ The sales assistants are trained to deal with customer… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • complaint — noun 1 (C, U) a written or spoken statement in which someone complains about something: The sales assistants were trained to deal with customer complaints in a friendly manner. (+ about): We have received a number of complaints about your conduct …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • grounds — ground, grounds Both the singular and the plural are used in the expressions on the ground (or grounds) that, and grounds is more common in the expression grounds for (complaint etc.): • Occupations that various insurance companies consider to be …   Modern English usage

  • complaint — noun 1 act of complaining ADJECTIVE ▪ serious ▪ common, familiar, frequent ▪ minor, small ▪ only …   Collocations dictionary

  • complaint — n. 1) to bring, file, lodge, make, register a complaint 2) to express, voice a complaint 3) to act on, respond to a complaint 4) to disregard, ignore; reject a complaint 5) a bitter, loud, vociferous; justified; legitimate; unjustified complaint… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • complaint */*/*/ — UK [kəmˈpleɪnt] / US noun Word forms complaint : singular complaint plural complaints 1) a) [countable/uncountable] a written or spoken statement in which someone says they are not satisfied with something make/file/lodge a complaint: I intend to …   English dictionary

  • complaint — com|plaint [ kəm pleınt ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount a written or spoken statement in which someone says they are not satisfied with something: make/file/lodge a complaint: I intend to make a complaint. complaint about: Customers lodged a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • complaint — the initiatory document in a lawsuit that notifies the court and the defendant of the grounds claimed by the Plaintiff for an award of money or other relief against the defendant (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms) The first or initiatory… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • complaint — The original or initial pleading by which an action is commenced under codes or Rules of Civil Procedure. E.g. Fed.R. Civil P. 3. The pleading which sets forth a claim for relief. Such complaint (whether it be the original claim, counterclaim,… …   Black's law dictionary

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