a.1.That may be complained of.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In particular, the joint project has highlighted a distinct difference in two main aspects: (i) the perception of the complainable, with Anglo-Australians being more discriminating than Italians about the nature of the offence; and (ii) its redressability, with Anglo-Australians being more sensitive to the redressability of the wrong.
1996), two core acts are identified, Expressing the Complainable and Asking for Repair.
The two tables below present all the sub-acts that were identified in Expressing the Complainable. Table 1 presents the six sub-acts found within the core act, including the possibility of omitting the expression of complaint, for example when participants ask directly for repair.
I then analyse the two core acts of Expressing the Complainable and Asking for Repair.
"He's got a complainable issue because he didn't disclose right away."
As Turner (1976) demonstrated, an indirect complaint includes not just a description but an evaluative component: "I'm a nurse but my husband won't let me work." In addition, there is an implicit warrant that justifies the "complainable" nature of the offense.