Law. a statement of grievance made to a court for the purpose of asking redress.
a lament; lamentation.
(archaic) a complaint or lamentation
(law) a statement in writing of grounds of complaint made to a court of law and asking for redress of the grievance
“expression of sorrow,” c.1200, from Old French plainte “lament, lamentation” (12c.), from Latin planctus “lamentation, wailing, beating of the breast,” from past participle stem of plangere “to lament, to strike” (see plague (n.)). Connecting notion probably is beating one’s breast in grief.
noun, Surveying. 1. . noun, Surveying. 1. a drawing board mounted on a tripod, used in the field, with an alidade, for surveying tracts of land. noun 1. a surveying instrument consisting of a drawing board mounted on adjustable legs, and used in the field for plotting measurements directly verb 2. to survey (a plot […]
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publication Donald Knuth’s original set of user-level macros for interaction with his TeX formatter. Dedicated TeX fans still prefer these over the more user-friendly LaTeX macros used by the majority of the TeX community. (1997-11-20)
[pleyn-tekst] /ˈpleɪnˌtɛkst/ noun 1. the intelligible original message of a cryptogram, as opposed to the coded or enciphered version. cryptography A message before encryption or after decryption, i.e. in its usual form which anyone can read, as opposed to its encrypted form (“ciphertext”). (1995-05-10)
[pleyn-tif] /ˈpleɪn tɪf/ noun, Law. 1. a person who brings suit in a court (opposed to ). /ˈpleɪntɪf/ noun 1. (formerly) a person who brings a civil action in a court of law Now replaced by claimant Compare defendant (sense 1) n. c.1400, from Anglo-French pleintif (late 13c.), noun use of Old French plaintif “complaining; […]