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Great; culpable; general; absolute. A thing in gross exists in its own right, and not as an appendage to another thing. Before or without diminution or deduction. Whole; entire; total; as in the gross sum, amount, weight—as opposed to net. Not adjusted or reduced by deductions or subtractions.

Out of all measure; beyond allowance; flagrant; shameful; as a gross dereliction of duty, a gross injustice, gross carelessness or Negligence. Such conduct as is not to be excused.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

GROSS. Absolute; entire, not depending on another. Vide Common.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Police called their crimes "despicable" and Judge Roger Keen QC told the three: "You are all guilty of the grossest, callous deception of the elderly who placed their trust in you."
'On the other hand, it is also a spur to that coarse familiarity, untempered by any shadow of respect, which is assumed by the grossest and lowest in their intercourse with the highest and most refined.' For the first time an entire society was being created, peacefully and legally, around a horizontal model of land distribution.
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It "appears to be enabling an unconstitutional move and is the grossest violation of our discipline that I've experienced," said Bishop Ron Ferris of Algoma.
The coexistence of England's marvelous seventeenth-century scientific achievements with a legal system still mired in the grossest superstitions of antiquity highlights the vast intellectual gap between science and the law.
The Democrats' Pavlovian alignment with the grossest impulses of the entertainment industry was even written into the Democratic platform back in 2000, when the party urged "all steps necessary" against the leakage of copyrighted materials--a plank pushed on them by Hollywood.
On October 3, President Bush uttered one of the grossest obscenities imaginable: "War may be unavoidable."
Argument does not deny but confirms one's faith in the good will of one's interlocutor: to fail to engage one in argument, when it is not simple squeamishness, is often the grossest sign of disrespect, and a missed opportunity to forge a consensus that might enrich the lives of everyone involved.
is perfectly logical" while Cordelia's Act 1 silence is "the grossest of solecisms" (139, 146); or the claim that Othello's tragedy is caused by class conflict between Cassio and Iago.