grace

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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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At one extreme are women who, if they tolerate it at all, do so with bad grace and strict rules.
But he has bowed to the inevitable, with bad grace.
NATHALIE Tauziat, one of the most outspoken players in the women's game, bowed out of her final Wimbledon with bad grace last night.