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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.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Grace declined, replying: "having been requested to go to so many different places for different purposes His Grace Duke of Northd.
justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in
We should note that our Lord gives his grace to everyone and in various ways.
His gifts were many, his courage in pain admirable, his grace an education.
Bishop Colin Buchanan here makes my Augustinian and Luther-an point: "to emphasize our provision of [the elements] is to distort the simplicity of the central concept in the sacraments--that God affirms and uses his created order as a means of his grace." (10)