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grievance (s) (noun), grievances (pl)
1. A complaint about a real or an imaginary wrong that causes resentment and is a reason for some kind of action: In the petition by the students, they listed several grievances committed by a certain professor.
2. An allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes an injustice: Some smokers have grievances against the restrictions to smoke in public places.
3. Statements in which people say they are unhappy or are not satisfied with certain things: The two labor unions filed formal grievances accusing the company of unfair labor practices.
A situation thought to be unjust and reasons for complaints.
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A circumstance regarded as a just reason for protest.
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