(United Kingdom) a written statement of the grounds of complaint made to court of law asking for the grievance to be redressed
a cry of sorrow and grief;
"their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"
- I often have this kind of plaint.
Professional mourners..with their plaints for the dead.出自： L. Durrell
A jangling of bells and a moaning plaint of gearing.出自： transf.