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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The part of an accusation that weighs most heavily against the accused; The substantial part of a charge or complaint (plural); Grievances

Usage examples (5)
  • The gravamina or grievances of the Empire articulated regularly at the
  • As evidence of his desire to remove this most tangible of Southern gravamina, Douglas introduced a supplementary fugitive slave bill on
  • But the most serious gravamina have been laid at the door of those Blue Lodges of Missouri which deliberately sought to secure the election of pro-slavery candidates by...
  • Further, if the ruler or regent, as the organ of the supreme power, proceeds in violation of the laws, as in imposing taxes, recruiting soldiers, and so on, contrary to the law... for more
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