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Definition of plaint:

  1. A private memorial tendered to a court, in which a person sets forth his cause of action; the exhibiting of an action in writing.
  2. An accusation or protest on account of an injury.
  3. Audible expression of sorrow; lamentation; complaint; hence, a mournful song; a lament.


gripe, grumble, coronach, elegy, complaint, dirge, demur, threnody, mourning, lament, requiem, lamentation, wail, objection.

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