From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grievance \Griev"ance\, n. [OF. grevance. See Grieve, v. t.]
   1. A cause of uneasiness and complaint; a wrong done and
      suffered; that which gives ground for remonstrance or
      resistance, as arising from injustice, tyranny, etc.;
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   2. Grieving; grief; affliction.
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            The . . . grievance of a mind unreasonably yoked.

   Syn: Burden; oppression; hardship; trouble.
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