Definition of gravamen in English:
noun (plural gravamina /-mɪnə/)chiefly Law
1The essence or most serious part of a complaint or accusation: a constitutional violation may comprise the gravamen of a plaintiff’s complaint
More example sentences
- 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.