Definition of grace and favour in English:

grace and favour

Line breaks: grace and fa¦vour

adjective

[attributive] British
  • Denoting accommodation occupied free or at a low rent by permission of a sovereign or government: his mother was given a grace and favour apartment in Hampton Court Palace
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    • No other Scottish ministers benefit from a grace and favour apartment in London, and have to pay for accommodation in the capital out of their own pocket.
    • The aide, known as ‘Fawcett the Fence’, will also receive financial help to stay in his grace and favour West London house.
    • He is criticised for spending £13,000 of taxpayers money on new carpets for his grace and favour London flat.

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