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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