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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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The reader who anticipates a discussion of the Graces within the context of recent wide-ranging reformulations of Renaissance art theory will be disappointed by this volume.
It is my position, now in midlife, that the theological tradition of excluding females from sacred orders due to an innate spiritual incapacity to receive the grace of orders retains a historic and intelligible logic.
The Catechism is quite clear on this point also: "The visible rites by which the Sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each Sacrament.