gravamen


gravamen
gravamen [grə vā′mən]
n.
pl. gravamens or gravamina [grəvam′i nə] [LL, lit., a burden, trouble < L gravare, to weigh down < gravis: see GRAVE1]
1. a grievance
2. Law the essential part of a complaint or accusation

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