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Definition of grievance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



grievance (against somebody)
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something that you think is unfair and that you complain or protest about Parents were invited to air their grievances (= express them) at the meeting. He had been nursing a grievance against his boss for months. Does the company have a formal grievance procedure (= a way of telling someone your complaints at work)? These interviews aim to deal with individual grievances.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: grievance