grievance grievance  /ˈɡri vəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
  2. (n) an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice
  3. (n) a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. We may not share his approach to airing a grievance, but the grievance itself feels familiar.
  2. Then a new and more militant organization called the Pan-African Congress decided to exploit the passbook grievance.
  3. But to Hannity's tax-cut Republicanism and O'Reilly's grumpy social conservatism, Beck adds an au courant strain of grievance.

News

  1. N.C. state personnel overhaul passes Senate panel

    RALEIGH, N.C.  Gov. Pat McCrory's proposal to shorten the grievance process for state employees and hire more at-will workers is headed to the full Senate. A Senate panel endorsed the bill today after a major state employee union endorsed it. The bill makes changes to the State Personnel Act, which lays out job protections and due process for about 120,000 public employees.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Virginian-Pilot

  2. NC state personnel overhaul passes Senate panel

    Gov. Pat McCrory's proposal to shorten the grievance process for state employees and hire more at-will workers is headed to the full Senate.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: FOX Carolina

  3. The Canadian Forces Grievance Board's Name Changed to Military Grievances External Review Committee

    The name of the Canadian Forces Grievance Board, a federal tribunal mandated to review certain grievances submitted by members of the military, has been changed to Military Grievances External Review Committee. ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "Those have been suspended. The President urged that those be restored as part of a process for Chinese authorities to addressing, reaching out to and addressing the grievance of the people in Tibet," Hadley said in a briefing.
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Stephen Hadley Source: Hindu

  2. "There are concerns about whether the Maliki government is prepared to take an evenhanded, nonsectarian path," Ms. Rice said. "After all the years of deep grievance in the region, within Iraq, it's not surprising that that's the case."
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: New York Times

  3. "We are aware of the grievance filed today on behalf of Jamaal Tinsley," Bird said in a statement. "We made it clear to Jamaal and his agent, Raymond Brothers, that we would pursue a trade that we feel would be best for both parties and we...
    on Feb 10, 2009 By: Larry Bird Source: International Herald Tribune

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