Definition of Gravamen

1. n. The grievance complained of; the substantial cause of the action; also, in general, the ground or essence of a complaint. Bouvier.



Definition of Gravamen

1. Noun. The grievance complained of; the substantial cause of the action; also, in general, the ground or essence of a complaint. ¹

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Definition of Gravamen

1. the most serious part of an accusation [n -MENS or -MINA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gravamen

graunches
graunching
graunt
graunted
grauntest
graunteth
graunting
graunts
graupel
graupels
grauwacke
grauwackes
grav
gravadlax
gravadlaxes
gravamen (current term)
gravamens
gravamina
gravastar
gravastars
gravatar
grave
grave accent
grave accents
grave marker
grave markers
grave mound
grave robber
grave robbing
grave wax

Literary usage of Gravamen

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1. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"... commons present to the king " A Form of Apology and Satisfaction ;" its gravamen parliamentary privilege and religious reform; privilege defined ..."

2. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1901)
"(Mass.) 20; Bates v. Conkling, ю Wend. (NY) 391- 3. Dixon v. Barclay, 22 Ala. 370. 4. Where the gravamen of an action was a fraudulent conspiracy ..."

3. Publications by English Historical Society (1849)
"... ne quis eis in personis, terris seu rebus malum, molestiam, injuriam seu gravamen ali- quod inferre ..."

4. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Matthew Paris, Roger (1841)
"... ne sibi perinde damnum eveniat aut gravamen. Sub hac autem pacis forma nuntii tam regis quam archiepiscopi ..."

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