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Grace

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GRACE, n. L. gratia, which is formed on the Celtic Eng. agree, congruous, and ready. The primary sense of gratus, is free, ready, quick, willing, prompt, from advancing.

1. Favor good will kindness disposition to oblige another as a grant made as an act of grace.

Or each, or all, may win a lady's grace.

2. Appropriately, the free unmerited love and favor of God, the spring and source of all the benefits men receive from him.

And if by grace,then it is no more of works. Romans 11

3. Favorable influence of God divine influence or the influence of the spirit, in renewing the heart and restraining from sin.

My grace is sufficient for thee. 2 Corinthians 12

4. The application of Christ's righteousness to the sinner.

Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. Romans 5

5. A state of reconciliation to God. Romans 5:2 .
6. Virtuous or religious affection or disposition, as a liberal disposition, faith, meekness, humility, patience, &c. proceeding from divine influence.
7. Spiritual instruction, improvement and edification. Ephesians 4:29 .
8. Apostleship, or the qualifications of an apostle. Ephesians 3.8 .
9. Eternal life final salvation. 1 Peter 1:13 .
10. Favor mercy pardon.

Bow and sue for grace

With suppliant knee.

11. Favor conferred.

I should therefore esteem it a great favor and grace.

12. Privilege.

To few great Jupiter imparts this grace.

13. That in manner, deportment or language which renders it appropriate and agreeable suitableness elegance with appropriate dignity. We say, a speaker delivers his address with grace a man performs his part with grace.

Grace was in all her steps.

Her purple habit sits with such a grace

On her smooth shoulders.

14. Natural or acquired excellence any endowment that recommends the possessor to others as the graces of wit and learning.
15. Beauty embellishment in general, whatever adorns and recommends to favor sometimes, a single beauty.

I pass their form and every charming grace.

16. Beauty deified among pagans, a goddess. The graces were three in number, Aglaia, Thalia, and Euphrosyne, the constant attendants of Venus.

The loves delighted, and the graces played.

17. Virtue physical as the grace of plants. Not used.
18. The title of a duke or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England, meaning your goodness or clemency. His Grace the Duke of York. Your Grace will please to accept my thanks.
19. A short prayer before or after meat a blessing asked, or thanks rendered.
20. In music, graces signifies turns, trills and shakes introduced for embellishment.

Day in grace, in theology, time of probation, when an offer is made to sinners.

Days in grace, in commerce, the days immediately following the day when a bill or note becomes due, which days are allowed to the debtor or payor to make payment in. In Great Britain and the United States the days of grace are three, but in other countries more the usages of merchants being different.

GRACE, To adorn to decorate to embellish and dignify.

Great Jove and Phoebus graced his noble line.

And hail, ye fair, of every charm possess'd,

Who grace this rising empire of the west.

1. To dignify or raise by act of favor to honor.

He might at his pleasure grace or disgrace whom

he would in court.

2. To favor to honor.
3. To supply with heavenly grace.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Grace'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/g/grace.html.

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