[gruh-vey-muh n] /grəˈveɪ mən/
noun, plural gravamina
[gruh-vam-uh-nuh] /grəˈvæm ə nə/ (Show IPA). Law.
the part of an accusation that weighs most heavily against the accused; the substantial part of a charge or complaint.
noun (pl) -vamina (-ˈvæmɪnə)
(law) that part of an accusation weighing most heavily against an accused
(law) the substance or material grounds of a complaint
a rare word for grievance
“grievance,” 1640s, from Late Latin gravamen “trouble, physical inconvenience” (in Medieval Latin, “a grievance”), from gravare “to burden, aggravate,” from gravis “heavy” (see grave (adj.)).
[greyv] /greɪv/ noun 1. an excavation made in the earth in which to bury a dead body. 2. any place of interment; a tomb or sepulcher: a watery grave. 3. any place that becomes the receptacle of what is dead, lost, or past: the grave of unfulfilled ambitions. 4. death: O grave, where is thy […]
[greyv-klohz, -klohth z] /ˈgreɪvˌkloʊz, -ˌkloʊðz/ plural noun 1. the or wrappings in which a body is buried; cerements.
[greyv] /greɪv/ verb (used with object), graved, graven or graved, graving. 1. to carve, sculpt, or engrave. 2. to impress deeply: graven on the mind. [greyv] /greɪv/ verb (used with object), graved, graving. Nautical. 1. to clean and apply a protective composition of tar to (the bottom of a ship). /ɡreɪv/ noun 1. a place […]
[greyv-dig-er] /ˈgreɪvˌdɪg ər/ noun 1. a person whose occupation is digging . 2. . n. also grave-digger, 1590s, from grave (n.) + agent noun from dig (v.).