What does the word grievance mean?

Usage examples for grievance

  1. I had saved up my grievance and felt the need to lay it before her. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  2. But to make an arrangement of that kind and to keep to it in such a way that I never had the very slightest ground for even the shadow of a " private grievance" was wonderful. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  3. He assured them that their every grievance should be considered, and a free pardon, as before, given to all concerned. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper