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gist
used in The Mysterious Benedict Society

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Definition
the main point(s) of a more detailed matter

or:

law:  the grounds for a legal action
  • Like all the lessons at the Institute, this one was a barrage of details — pages and pages worth — but the gist was that sickness, like a hungry predator, lurked in every nook and cranny.
    p. 189.2

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