(Re`mon*stra"tion) n. [Cf. OF. remonstration, LL. remonstratio.] The act of remonstrating; remonstrance.
(Re*mon"stra*tive) a. Having the character of a remonstrance; expressing remonstrance.
(Re*mon"stra*tor) n. One who remonstrates; a remonsrant. Bp. Burnet.
(Re*mon"tant) a.[F.] (Hort.) Rising again; applied to a class of roses which bloom more
than once in a season; the hybrid perpetual roses, of which the Jacqueminot is a well-known example.
(||Re*mon`toir") (re-m?n"tw?r"; E. r?- m?n"tw?r), n. [F.] (Horology) See under Escapement.
(||Rem"o*ra) n. [L.: cf. F. rémora.]
1. Delay; obstacle; hindrance. [Obs.] Milton.
2. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of fishes belonging to Echeneis, Remora, and allied genera.
Called also sucking fish.
The anterior dorsal fin is converted into a large sucking disk, having two transverse rows of lamellæ, situated
on the top of the head. They adhere firmly to sharks and other large fishes and to vessels by this curious
sucker, letting go at will. The pegador, or remora of sharks and the swordfish remora are common American
3. (Surg.) An instrument formerly in use, intended to retain parts in their places. Dunglison.
(Rem"o*rate) v. t. [L. remoratus, p. p. of remorari; pref. re- re- + morari to delay.] To
hinder; to delay. [Obs.] Johnson.
(Re*mord") v. t. [L. remordere to bite again, to torment: cf. F. remordre. See Remorse.] To
excite to remorse; to rebuke. [Obs.] Skelton.
(Re*mord"), v. i. To feel remorse. [Obs.] Sir T. Elyot.
(Re*mord"en*cy) n. Remorse; compunction; compassion. [Obs.] Killingbeck.
(Re*morse") n. [OE. remors, OF. remors,F. remords, LL. remorsus, fr. L. remordere, remorsum,
to bite again or back, to torment; pref. re- re- + mordere to bite. See Morsel.]
1. The anguish, like gnawing pain, excited by a sense of guilt; compunction of conscience for a crime
committed, or for the sins of one's past life. "Nero will be tainted with remorse." Shak.
2. Sympathetic sorrow; pity; compassion.
Curse on the unpardoning prince, whom tears can drawDryden.
To no remorse.
But evermore it seem'd an easier thingTennyson.
At once without remorse to strike her dead.
Syn. Compunction; regret; anguish; grief; compassion. See Compunction.
(Re*morsed") a. Feeling remorse. [Obs.]
1. Full of remorse.
The full tide of remorseful passion had abated.Sir W. Scott.