(countable and uncountable, plural expostulations)
- (countable) The act of reasoning earnestly in order to dissuade or remonstrate.
- (uncountable) A comment of earnest reasoning meant to dissuade or remonstrate.
From Latin expostulÄtiÅnem, accusative singular of expostulÄtiÅ (“complaint, expostulation"), from expostulÅ (“demand, expostulate"), from ex (“out of, from") + postulÅ (“demand or claim"). See expostulate.