grace-and-favor


grace-and-favor

grace-and-favor [greys-uh n-fey-ver] WORD ORIGIN adjective noting a residence owned by a noble or sovereign and bestowed by him or her upon some person for that person’s lifetime. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of grace-and-favor First recorded in 1905–10 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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