- a cup, as of wine, passed around at the end of the meal for the final health or toast.
- the drink passed.
Origin of grace cup
First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for grace cup
See, Doll's trencher is empty, and the grace-cup is standing by your elbow unheeded.Penshurst Castle
The grace-cup was shortly after served round, and the guests marshalled to their sleeping apartment.
After which a grace-cup, and then all took their leave, Master Park being last to go as to come.Joyce Morrell's Harvest
Emily Sarah Holt
In after times the last cup was called, after her, St. Margaret's cup, or the grace-cup.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
When they had nearly finished, Gowrie returned to them in the hall, and sent round a grace-cup, in which all pledged the King.James VI and the Gowrie Mystery
- a cup, as of wine, passed around at the end of the meal for the final toast