GRAVAMEN . (from
See also:Lat. gravare, to weigh down; gravis, heavy), a complaint or grievance, the ground of a legal
See also:action, and particularly the more serious
See also:part of a
See also:charge against an accused
See also:person . In
See also:English the
See also:term is used chiefly in ecclesiastical cases, being the technical designation of a memorial presented from the
See also:Lower to the Upper
See also:House of Convocation, setting forth grievances to be redressed, or calling
See also:attention to breaches in
See also:church discipline .
CARL HEINRICH GRAUN (1701-1759)
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