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gist

(Ground for a suit), noun alleged reason, base, basis, basis of argument, basis of litigation, cardinal point, cause, cause of action, essential ground, essential matter, essential part, focal point of the complaint, foundation of a suit, gravamen, gravamen of a charge, gravamen of the complaint, great point, ground, important point, keystone, main charge, main point, object of the action, pith of a matter, point, principal part, principal point, reason, reason for which suit is commenced, salient point, substance, substantial part of a complaint, sum and substance, ultimate cause
Associated concepts: gist of a cause of action, gist of an offense, gist of the complaint

gist

(Substance), noun backbone, basis, broad meaning, connotation, core, drift, essence, essential meaning, essential part, fundamentals, general meaning, idea conveyed, import, index, intrinsic nature, marrow, matter, pith, primary meaning, purport, quiddity, quintessence, real content, reality, root, sense, spirit, substantial meaning, sum and substance, tenor, true meaning, vital principle
See also: center, connotation, content, contents, context, essence, gravamen, import, main point, meaning, significance, signification, spirit, subject, substance, sum, tenor

gist

the essential point of an action.

GIST, pleading. Gist of the action is the essential ground or object of it, in point of law, and without which there is no cause of action. Gould on Pl. c. 4, Sec. 12. But it is observable that the substance or gist of the action is not always the principal cause of the plaintiff Is complaint in point of fact, nor that on which he recovers all or the greatest part of his damages.
     2. It frequently happens that upon that part of his declaration which contains the substance or gist of the, action, he only recovers nominal damages, and he gets his principal satisfaction on account of matter altogether collateral thereto. A familiar instance of this is the case where a father sues the defendant for a trespass for the seduction of his daughter. The gist of the action is the trespass, and the loss of his daughter's services, but the collateral cause is the injury done to his feelings, for which the principal damages are given. In stating the substance or gist of the action, every thing must be averred which is necessary to be proved at the trial. Vide 1 Vin. Ab. 598; 2 Phil. Ev. 1, note. See Bac. Abr. Pleas, B; Doct. P. 85. See Damages, special, in pleading; 1 Vin. At. 598; 2 Phil. Ev. 1, n.

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) are neoplastic lesions of the gastrointestinal tract that commonly arise in the stomach and are being diagnosed with increasing frequency.
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Here, we present a case of gastric IMT in an adult concomitant with gastrointestinal stromal tumour of the stomach and hepatic syringious haemangioma.
Mr Jones (below), of Elter Close, Brownsover, Rugby, has a rare stomach cancer known as gastrointestinal stromal tumour.

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