Grant Definition

granted, grants
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To give (what is requested, as permission, etc.); assent to; agree to fulfill.
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To give or confer formally or according to legal procedure.
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To transfer (property) by a deed.
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To acknowledge for the sake of argument; admit as true without proof; concede.
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A transaction in which a grantor transfers a subset of his or her own rights in property; the rights so transferred.
Webster's New World Law
The act of granting.
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Something granted, as property, a tract of land, an exclusive right or power, money from a fund, etc.
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The document or provision in a document by which a grant is made.
American Heritage
A territorial subdivision in Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont.
Webster's New World
The yielding or admission of something in dispute.

An English surname​ and a Scottish clan name, from a nickname meaning "large".

take for granted
  • to consider as true, already settled, requiring no special attention, etc.; accept as a matter of course
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Origin of Grant

  • From Middle English granten, graunten, grantien, grauntien, from Anglo-Norman granter, graunter, from Old French granter, graunter, grantier, greanter (“to promise, assure, guarantee, confirm, ratify”), from a merger of Old French garantir, guarantir ("to guarantee, assure, vouch for", see guarantee) and earlier cranter, craanter, creanter (“to allow, permit”), from an assumed Medieval Latin *credentāre, from Latin credere (“to believe, trust”). More at guarantee, credit.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English granten from Old French granter variant of creanter from Vulgar Latin crēdentāre to assure from Latin crēdēns crēdent- present participle of crēdere to believe kerd- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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