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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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Sacraments give us grace (the lights come on), we sin and lose grace (the lights go out), and sacramental confession and absolution cleanse sin and restore grace (the lights come on again).
Merna (Ashley Johnson) is more than a little interested in Henry (Gregory Smith) in ``Nearing Grace,'' a coming-of-age tale set in 1979 New Jersey.
But these words speak of the promise of grace and relationship with God that is given into our very beings.
Grace and Karl have been in regular touch ever since.
Grace struggled to remain faithful to her Baptist principles, which include only communing with the baptized--meaning the immersed.
Sisylia, Grace and Nathania: Occasionally we look at other artists' work, but not very often as we rarely have the time.
Our merciful God, we need your grace to transform us and transform the world.
Grace holds a bachelor of music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and a master of music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
That was the story of the day in the business press, Grace remembers, and here was the architect of the deal, Skeen, "giving his defense of the proposed acquisition, and he was under heavy fire from the senior financial officers of the Dallas business community" assembled at the meeting.
Internal and external components of religious experience converge in The Temple on eucharistic topoi, devotional and ceremonial pieties vying for the identity of Christian grace and the location of its authority, just as competing sacramental theories focus on the manner in which the eucharistic elements communicate their holy referents.
By depicting how the allegedly Black Grace and her children can lose their rights to property, the novel recognizes that under slavery and during its aftermath African Americans had no guarantee that their material, tangible property would not be reclaimed by whites: If one were not white, then one's property had no social, legal, or juridical protection.
4 million SF Grace Building was designed by Gordon Bunshaft, and early leader of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, and was completed in 1972.