Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    This word is commonly used in contradistinction to "right." Thus, in St 22 Edw. III., the lord chancellor was instructed to take cognizance of matters of grace, being such subjects of equity jurisdiction as were exclusively matters of equity. Brown. A faculty, license, or dispensation; also general and free pardon by act of parliament. See Act op Grace.