Grant, v. i. To assent; to
consent. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Grant (?), 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.
Grant me the place of this threshing
floor. 1 Chrcn. xxi. 22.
2. To bestow or confer, with or without
compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to
Wherefore did God grant me my
3. To admit as true what is not yet
satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to
Grant that the Fates have firmed by their
Syn.-- To give; confer; bestow; convey; transfer; admit;
allow; concede. See Give.
Grant, n. [OE. grant,
graunt, OF. graant, creant, promise, assurance.
See Grant, v. t.] 1.
The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession;
2. The yielding or admission of something in
3. The thing or property granted; a gift; a
4. (Law) A transfer of property by
deed or writing; especially, au 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.
☞ Formerly, in English law, the term was specifically applied
to transfrrs 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.