Here’s the definition in my go-to dictionary, Merriam-Webster:
Definition of grace
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a: unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification
b: a virtue coming from God
c: a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine assistance
stayed in his good graces
c: a special favor : PRIVILEGE
each in his place, by right, not grace, shall rule his heritage— Rudyard Kipling
d: disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemencye: a temporary exemption : REPRIEVE
3a: a charming or attractive trait or characteristic
Among disagreeable qualities he possessed the saving grace of humor.
b: a pleasing appearance or effect: CHARM
all the grace of youth— John Buchan
c: ease and suppleness (see SUPPLE entry 1 sense 2b) of movement or bearing
danced with such grace
4—used as a title of address or reference for a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop
5: a short prayer at a meal asking a blessing or giving thanks
6 Graces plural: three sister goddesses in Greek mythology who are the givers of charm and beauty
7: a musical trill, turn, or appoggiatura
8a: sense of propriety or right
had the grace not to run for elective office— Calvin Trillin
b: the quality or state of being considerate or thoughtful
accepted his advice with grace
verb graced; gracing
Definition of grace (Entry 2 of 2)
1: to confer dignity or honor on
The king graced him with the rank of a knight.
graveled walks graced with statues— J. A. Michener
Grace is both something you receive and something you give.
Grace is both physical and spiritual.
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Thank you for sending – love this kind of additional reference. MTS