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grace

noun absolution, clemency, concession, excuse, favor, forbearance, forgiveness, indulgence, pardon, reprieve
See also: absolution, amenity, amnesty, charity, clemency, condonation, consent, decorum, dispensation, embellish, exception, facility, favor, franchise, leave, lenience, license, permission, proportion, propriety, remission, reprieve, respite

GRACE. That which a person is not entitled to by law, but which is extended to him as a favor; a pardon, for example, is an act of grace. There are- certain days allowed to a payer of a promissory note or bill of exchange, beyond the time which appears on its face, which are called days of grace. (q. v.)

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I fear, your Grace, that matters can hardly be arranged so easily.
I must take the view, your Grace, that when a man embarks upon a crime, he is morally guilty of any other crime which may spring from it.
I am disposed to help your Grace to the best of my ability, but, in order to do so, I must understand to the last detail how the matter stands.
I confess that this is entirely new to me, your Grace.