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Define That Term #225

DictionarySunday's term was gravamen, which is defined as:

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.

Both Edward Wiest and Eye got it right!

Today's term is:

overt act.

As always, no dictionaries, please.

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