grant


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grant \Grant\ (gr[.a]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Granted; p. pr.
   & vb. n. Granting.] [OE. graunten, granten, OF. graanter,
   craanter, creanter, to promise, yield, LL. creantare to
   promise, assure, for (assumed LL.) credentare to make
   believe, fr. L. credens, p. pr. of credere to believe. See
   Creed, Credit.]
   1. To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the
      possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to
      petition.
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            Grant me the place of this threshing floor. --1
                                                  Chron. xxi.
                                                  22.
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   2. To bestow or confer, with or without compensation,
      particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
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            Wherefore did God grant me my request. --Milton.
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   3. To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to
      yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.
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            Grant that the Fates have firmed by their decree.
                                                  --Dryden.

   Syn: Syn.-- To give; confer; bestow; convey; transfer; admit;
        allow; concede. See Give.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grant \Grant\, v. i.
   To assent; to consent. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grant \Grant\, n. [OE. grant, graunt, OF. graant, creant,
   promise, assurance. See Grant, v. t.]
   1. The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring;
      concession; allowance; permission.
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   2. The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
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   3. The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon. Especially:
      a sum of money given to an institution, group, or
      individual for a specific purpose, such as for scientific
      research; as, he got a million-dollar grant from the
      National Institutes of Health to study cancer.

   Note: Grants for research and other purposes are given
         usually by government agencies, charitable foundations,
         or industrial organizations.
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   4. (Law) A transfer of property by deed or writing;
      especially, an appropriation or conveyance made by the
      government; as, a grant of land or of money; also, the
      deed or writing by which the transfer is made.
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   Note: Formerly, in English law, the term was specifically
         applied to transfers of incorporeal hereditaments,
         expectant estates, and letters patent from government
         and such is its present application in some of the
         United States. But now, in England the usual mode of
         transferring realty is by grant; and so, in some of the
         United States, the term grant is applied to conveyances
         of every kind of real property. --Bouvier. --Burrill.
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