act of grace

Definition of act of grace

: an act extending clemency to offenders before the law (such as one at the beginning of a new reign granting pardon or amnesty to numerous offenders)

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First Known Use of act of grace

1638, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of act of grace was in 1638

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“Act of grace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/act%20of%20grace. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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