noun (plural gravamina /-ˈvamənə/)chiefly Law
1The essence or most serious part of a complaint or accusation.
- It is the practice of the defendant in relation to its contractual and statutory requirements that forms the gravamen of the plaintiffs' complaint.
- Yes, the gravamen of harm in the plaintiff's point of view is the damage to economic interests.
- In cases involving accidents, the gravamen of the offence is whether the prosecution established the accused was driving carelessly, and not the consequences of the driving.
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