[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.
a grievance.
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.)).


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