grace n

Fr. < L.

  1. Attractive or pleasing quality; appropriate, agreeable charm.
  2. Goodwill; kindness; virtuous or religious disposition to oblige another.
  3. Beauty; embellishment.
  4. Favor conferred.
  5. Credit; honor.
  6. Free and unmerited favor of God.
  7. Reconciliation to God.
  8. Eternal life; salvation.
  9. Application of Christ's righteousness to the sinner.
  10. Share of favor allotted to one by Providence or fortune; appointed fate; lot.
  11. Permission to do something; leave.
  12. Privilege.
  13. Ranking royalty or clergy.
  14. Customary prayer; request for blessing or giving thanks; short prayers before (or after) meals.