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Word For The Day, Thursday, October 3, 2013-- gravamen

Posted on 10/03/2013 6:15:07 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Thursday, October 3, 2013-- gravamen

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In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

gravamen [gruh-vey-muhn]

hear it pronounced

noun

1. the part of an accusation that weighs most heavily against the accused; the substantial part of a charge or complaint.
2. a grievance.
Origin: 1595–1605; < Late Latin: trouble, physical inconvenience, equivalent to Latin gravā ( re ) to load, weigh down (derivative of gravis heavy, burdened) + -men noun suffix

Related forms

gravamina, plural

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Obamacare has become the gravamen for patriots who accuse Obama of being a socialist.
1 posted on 10/03/2013 6:15:07 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Homework time. My third class this week. I should get tenure.


2 posted on 10/03/2013 6:16:17 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Lmao! You should!!


3 posted on 10/03/2013 6:19:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Morning.


4 posted on 10/03/2013 6:20:07 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

SO is gravamen the greatest content of gravitas?


5 posted on 10/03/2013 6:22:18 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Once the corpsemen have done their job, in come the gravamen. Love, Barack.


6 posted on 10/03/2013 6:23:08 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupy the DC Mall - take back the monuments)
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To: xsmommy
gold

You are first, although you had a head start since you were supposed to be teaching today.

7 posted on 10/03/2013 6:23:23 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: hobbes1
silver

Good morning.

8 posted on 10/03/2013 6:24:08 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: theDentist
A+

bronze

Yes--42 gravamen equals one gravitas, according to the HHS, which monitors such things, and the NSA, which monitors everything.

9 posted on 10/03/2013 6:26:19 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: NonValueAdded

A++
Barack reminds us to pronounce that “P” in “corpsmen.” When referring to our Great Leader, I always pronounce the “P” in “putz.”


10 posted on 10/03/2013 6:28:15 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy

How’s your unplanned vacation going?


11 posted on 10/03/2013 6:36:12 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

pass the gravamen, these taters need some fixin’ up!


12 posted on 10/03/2013 6:37:37 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

A++
Yes, the gravamen are the guys in the soup kitchen who ladle the gravy onto the turkey and mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving.


13 posted on 10/03/2013 6:40:57 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I think this was Richie Hebner’s nickname when he played
for the Pittsburgh Pirates.


14 posted on 10/03/2013 6:41:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Thank you Truthy! Here is your tenure award.
15 posted on 10/03/2013 6:45:45 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Italian cemetery workers?


16 posted on 10/03/2013 6:48:13 AM PDT by mikrofon (Short Answer)
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To: mikrofon

A++
Yes, and bigotry is Italian for a large oak
Bigamist is an Italian fog.
And a specimen is an Italian astronaut.


17 posted on 10/03/2013 6:51:49 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: secret garden

Thanks.


18 posted on 10/03/2013 6:52:14 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

From the Baseball Almanac:

Perhaps the most famous of these off-season jobs was that of Richie Hebner, who worked in the family cemetery as a grave digger. Even when salaries began to escalate in the 70s, Hebner kept digging those ditches for a few extra shekels. When Hebner was on the Phillies, a writer asked him if he still worked as a grave digger in the offseason. With a nod of the head and a solemn look on his face, the first baseman replied, “Don’t close your eyes too long.”


19 posted on 10/03/2013 6:54:34 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Thirdure, maybe. You’d need a few more to get tenure. 8<)

Speaking of liberals, we would probably be better off if Washington liberals had the morals of a civilized, upright people. Instead, the politicians, bureaucrats and reporters are little more than barbaric gravemen.


20 posted on 10/03/2013 8:10:16 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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