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Meaning of GRAVAMEN

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gra*va"men\, n.; pl. L. {Gravamina , E. {Gravamens}.
[L., fr. gravare to load, burden, fr. gravis heavy, weighty.
See {Grave}, a.] (Law)
The grievance complained of; the substantial cause of the
action; also, in general, the ground or essence of a
complaint. Bouvier.

 
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