formal complaint

formal complaint
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • formal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) done in accordance with rules of convention or etiquette. 2) officially recognized: a formal complaint. 3) of or concerned with outward form rather than content. 4) (of language) characterized by the use of studied grammatical… …   English terms dictionary

  • formal — form|al1 W2S2 [ˈfo:məl US ˈfo:r ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(official)¦ 2¦(behaviour)¦ 3¦(language)¦ 4¦(event/occasion)¦ 5¦(clothes)¦ 6 formal education/training/qualifications 7¦(organized)¦ 8¦(garden/park)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

  • formal — adjective 1》 done in accordance with rules of convention or etiquette.     ↘having a conventionally recognized form, structure, or set of rules: he had little formal education.     ↘of or denoting a style of writing or public speaking… …   English new terms dictionary

  • complaint — com·plaint n 1: the initial pleading that starts a lawsuit and that sets forth the allegations made by the plaintiff against the defendant and the plaintiff s demand for relief see also prayer, process, well pleaded complaint rule compare …   Law dictionary

  • 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 (k[o^]m*pl[=a]nt ), n. [F. complainte. See {Complain}.] 1. Expression of grief, regret, pain, censure, or resentment; lamentation; murmuring; accusation; fault finding. [1913 Webster] I poured out my complaint before him. Ps. cxlii. 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • formal criminal complaint — index information (charge) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • complaint — [kəm plānt′] n. [ME complainte < OFr < complaindre] 1. the act of complaining; utterance of pain, displeasure, annoyance, etc. 2. a subject or cause for complaining; grievance 3. an illness; ailment 4. Law a pleading setting forth the… …   English World dictionary

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