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grace-and-favor

[ greys-uh n-fey-ver ]
/ ˈgreɪs ənˈfeɪ vər /

adjective

noting a residence owned by a noble or sovereign and bestowed by him or her upon some person for that person's lifetime.

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Nearby words

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Origin of grace-and-favor

First recorded in 1905–10
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