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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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``I crave your Grace's pardon,'' said Fitzurse, internally cursing the idle vanity of his patron;
``but when time pressed, and even the loss of minutes might be fatal, I judged it best to take this much burden upon me, in a matter of such importance to your Grace's interest.''
"Not at all, your Grace. I was never more earnest in my life."
"And now, your Grace, I'll trouble you for that check."
"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."