Definition of Aggrieve

1. Verb. Infringe on the rights of.

Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Wrong



2. Verb. Cause to feel sorrow. "The bad news will aggrieve him"; "His behavior grieves his mother"
Exact synonyms: Grieve
Causes: Grieve, Sorrow
Generic synonyms: Afflict

Definition of Aggrieve

1. v. t. To give pain or sorrow to; to afflict; hence, to oppress or injure in one's rights; to bear heavily upon; -- now commonly used in the passive TO be aggrieved.

2. v. i. To grieve; to lament.

Definition of Aggrieve

1. Verb. (transitive) To give pain or sorrow to; to afflict; hence, to oppress or injure in one's rights; to bear heavily upon;—now commonly used in the passive, to be aggrieved. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To grieve; to lament. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aggrieve

1. to distress [v -GRIEVED, -GRIEVING, -GRIEVES] - See also: distress

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Literary usage of Aggrieve

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Pleading, and Parties to Actions, with Second and Third by Joseph Chitty, Henry Greening, John A. Dunlap, Edward Duncan Ingraham, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1872)
"ing to injure and aggrieve the said plaintiff in that behalf, heretofore, to wit, for- bowing the premises, but contriving, and fraudulently and unjustly ..."

2. Chronicles of the Mayors and Sheriffs of London by Arnold Fitz-Thedmar (1863)
"... it being our " purpose, to the utmost of our power, to aggrieve not only our own " enemies, but also yours as well, and those of all your realm. ..."

3. Lexicographia-neologica Gallica: The Neological French Dictionary by William Dupré (1801)
"... without any exemption or privilege which may aggrieve individuals, agreeable to that principle of the constitution, •which requires every member to ..."

4. Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in by Edward William Cox (1868)
"COCKBURN, CJ—The jury have answered this question, namely, whether the noxious matter was administered to injure, aggrieve, and annoy, and they have found ..."

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