remonstrance

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remonstrance

noun admonishment, admonitio, animadversion, argument, castigation, censure, challenge, chastisement, correction, criticism, dehortation, demur, determent, discouragement, dissuasion, exception, exhortation, expostulation, exprobration, gainsaying, objurgation, opposition, protest, protestation, rebuke, reclamatio, reprimand, reproach, reprobation, reproof, warning
See also: admonition, blame, complaint, criticism, culpability, diatribe, disapprobation, disapproval, discredit, dispute, dissension, exception, objection, opposition, protest, reply, reprimand

REMONSTRANCE. A petition to a court, or deliberative or legislative body, in which those who have signed it request that something which it is in contemplation to perform shall not be done.