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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.

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Both Merryman and Milligan were decided 150 years ago; Magna Carta, the Petition of Right, and the remonstrances of the Declaration of Independence do not evince enthusiasm for unconstrained executive detention of citizens.
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Included within its covers are some of his constitutional briefs and oral arguments, his opinions as a federal appellate judge, his articles and essays on everything from antitrust law to natural law, and a few memorials and witty remonstrances.
Though remonstrances assure the the addressee of their humility in matters of state, they habitually end with a request for specific action; this is unaccompanied by any peroration, for the man of good will does not need to be urged to do what he sees to be right.
The table was loaded with petitions and remonstrances from all parts against the interposition of the Legislature in matters of Religion.
One of the sacred laws," Maistre states in his Study on Sovereignty, "is the right of subjects by the means of certain bodies, councils, or assemblies differently composed, to instruct the king of their needs, to denounce abuses, and legally to pass their grievances and their very humble remonstrances to him.
In the opening scenes, she seemed cowed by the remonstrances of her overbearing brothers.
This is why issues of mass petitioning, remonstrances, conventions, or "grand national associations" to use Cartwright's phrase, assumed as much importance as electoral franchises and strategies to get men of integrity into parliament.
Having resisted the charms and wiles of Petrucchio for most of the play, parrying his remonstrances and wiles with wit and feistiness a-plenty, wilful Kate capitulates after being locked in a room for a while.
Today's young audience will have to struggle with the 19-century language (habiliments, remonstrances, eulogiums, and all) and anyone might have trouble with the turns and twists of plot.
Resolutions and Remonstrances of the People of Colour Against Colonization to the Coast of Africa (Philadelphia, 1818), 3-8; Louis R.
He displays the conventional, sunny-minded homiletics of Victorian domesticity in John Muir's depictions of wilderness as a comfortable "home," as well as the Calvinist remonstrances against fallen Man in Muir's distaste for human uncleanliness and urban degradation.