gravamen


gra·va·men

noun \grə-ˈvā-mən\
plural gra·va·mens or gra·vam·i·na\-ˈva-mə-nə\

Definition of GRAVAMEN

:  the material or significant part of a grievance or complaint

Origin of GRAVAMEN

Late Latin, burden, from Latin gravare to burden, from gravis
First Known Use: 1602

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