Business, Legal & Accounting Glossary
Gravamen a complaint or grievance, the ground of a legal action, and particularly the more serious part of a charge against an accused person.
n. Latin for “to weigh down,” the basic gist of every claim (cause of action) or charge in a complaint filed to begin a lawsuit. Example: in an accident case, the gravamen may be the negligence of the defendant, and in a contract case, it may be the breach of the defendant.
The grievance complained of; the substantial cause of the action; also, in general, the ground or essence of a complaint.
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