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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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Multiple technologies can yield similar results even though the materials may handle grossly differently in an injection molding application.
"Accordingly I find Pastor McConnell not guilty of both charges." The 78-year-old had faced two charges - improper use of a public electronic communications network and causing a grossly offensive message to be sent by means of a public electronic communications network.
In an address to London School of Economics on the issue of social media, DPP Keir Starmer QC responded to an audience member who asked: "Is it an offence to re-tweet something grossly offensive?"
"We've got to make sure that prison isn't used routinely for short-term prisoners where it doesn't benefit them and it doesn't benefit us." Governor of Barlinnie Derek McGill said the jail is "grossly overcrowded", which led to "regime difficulties".
Stewart Park manager Dave Miller said: "This was a grossly irresponsible act and an appalling way to treat these animals.
But Mr Driver told the court: "Whoever treated him that way must have know they were applying grossly excessive force.
RCN general secretary and chief executive Dr Peter Carter said: "These comments are extremely unhelpful and grossly unfair."
Speaking after publication of the report, which was based on a follow-up inspection made last September, Ms Owers said: "Long Lartin is inhibited in achieving a decent environment by the consequences of a grossly inadequate night sanitation system.
Glover presents readers with a cast of colorful and memorable characters, such as Danny, Theresa's grossly overweight boyfriend; Monique, Nona's needy girlfriend; and the Zombie Sisters--Pam's aunts.
military personnel and civilian contractors grossly abused prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison."
According to the court, the city's housing of inmates in grossly crowded, poorly ventilated, and unsanitary jail conditions was so likely to result in inmate sickness and suffering that there was an obvious likelihood of constitutional deprivations.
A PROPOSAL to give animal welfare groups taxpayers' money to oppose licence applications to hunt with dogs has been described by the Farmers' Union of Wales as grossly unfair.